iOS flaw used to bypass iPhone’s lockscreen

The passcode lock in iPhones running iOS 6.x can be bypassed and anyone can access the photos, address book, make phone calls and send messages and emails from it, and more, by simply repeating the combination of calls and clicks demonstrated in a video by YouTube user videosdebarraquito.

The guys over at JailbreakNation have made a shorter and clearer one, and have proved that videosdebarraquito’s claim is true:

The good news is that the steps are many and unlikely to be executed by random attackers. The bad news is that this trick has been shared all over the Internet.

So, until Apple pushes out a new version of iOS and fixes the flaw, you might want to consider not leaving your locked iPhone unattended, especially around people you don’t trust.