Apple have a major issue with a bug present in their iOS 6.1 O.S. The bug lets anyone to bypass the passcode protected lockscreen of iPhone 4S by following a few simple steps. Apple acknowledged the issue and working towards a fix for the problem. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said "Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update."
She also added that security of users is something very important for Apple and that the company takes the issue seriously and will get around to fixing the bug very soon. By employing a few simple steps using the power and home button, and the emergency call feature, user is able to gain access to the iPhone app and is able to add, edit contacts, make calls and access photos by trying to assign a photo to a contact.
There have been two other bugs reported with the iOS 6.1. The recent bug is third in the line after the one which infected iPhone 4S which has effected the 3G performance. Apple fixed the issue with the new update, iOS 6.1.1. The other issue was a bug that was causing iOS devices to overload Microsoft Exchange servers. Apple have promised to fix the bug in the next update.
Apple rolled out the iOS 6.1 update on January 28. The features of the update are as follows
The update brings LTE support for more carriers
Users in the U.S. can purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri,
iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud.
New button to reset the Advertising Identifier.
Apple say the fix for the Passcode bug is already in the works and will be out soon. However, there is no word on when the fix will be available.
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