Security flaw allows snoopers to access locked iPhones

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by CNN News

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 6:30 PM

(CNN) -- A security flaw in Apple's latest software update could allow hackers to access your phone.

That's according to a new video posted to YouTube by a user who tried it.

Apparently, a bug in Apple's iOS 6-point-1 software lets anyone bypass your iPhone password lock.

The hacker would be able to make calls, listen to your messages and tinker with your contact list.

The tech blog The Verge reports that they were also able to access photos.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday morning.

Similar bugs have been pointed out in previous versions of Apple's mobile operating system.

Usually, the company issues a quick update to fix the problem.

 

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