Back in mid-February it emerged that a hole in iOS 6.1 allowed folks to bypass the iPhone lockscreen and make calls without ever having to enter the passcode set by the device's owner. At the time, Apple said it was aware of the problem and that it was working on a fix that would arrive in a future software update.
If you're rocking iOS 6.1, you'll be pleased to know that fix has arrived. iOS 6.1.3 fixes a number of bugs, including the hole that allowed users to access certain parts of your phone without having to input the lockscreen code. The trick involved making an emergency call, canceling it, attempting to turn the phone off, and pressing the power button. Though this trick wouldn't give complete access to the phone, it did give access to the phone app, which allowed the person attempting to access your phone to make calls, edit contacts, view photos (by trying to add a photo to a contact's number), and check voicemail.
For full details on the bugs fixed by iOS 6.1.3, check out this security note (opens in new tab).
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There. Fixed it for you.
Please point out ONE Android handset from 2009 that gets an update (without rooting) from the manufacturer, or Google for that matter?
Just one that brings the phone to Jellybean, or even 4.1?
How about a Windows phone from 2009 that has a software update?
Right... That's what I thought.
Kudos to manufacturers that update their software! I got my Nexus because Google promises this, and apparently is the only one to do so, which is a sad state of affairs.
All OSs have vulnerabilities, Android is far from immune, I know first hand because I own one. You wanna poke fun but the joke's on you
Truth hurts, lets see how long it takes for a fix to come out! All things being equal, hopefully they've learned from the bad press and are working on it.
Yeah, its already known there is another 'work around' after the 6.1.3 fix. Then again if someone else got your phone then you have bigger problems...lol.
Yeah have you tried running 6 on 3GS? If so I hope you like your lags.