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Deja Vu - iOS 6.1.3 Passcode Bypass Flaw

  • Security
  • Mar 23 2013 - 11:11am by Patrick Adam
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Just one day after a release by Apple to patch the device passcode bypass issue from version 6.1.2, we see from 'VideosdeBarraquito' that the bypass is still possible.  The flaw relies on 'Voice Dial' to be enabled, which is typically disabled when using Siri as your default feature for voice recognition.  

When enabled, however, bypassing the passcode is relatively simple with a few steps as demonstrated in the video.  Although the level of effort is reasonable, the furthest one can access device information is the camera roll and contact list.  If you're not using Siri, you can protect yourself, by simply going to 'Settings > General > Passcode Lock' and disabling 'Voice Dial.'  If Siri is active on your device, the 'Voice Dial' option will not exist - it's automatically disabled.

Keywords: Apple, iOS, passcode, Security.