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Yet another iOS issue: Apple iOS 9 lock-screen bug lets you access contacts, photos

Yet another iOS issue: Apple iOS 9 lock-screen bug lets you access contacts, photos

Yet another iOS issue: Apple iOS 9 lock-screen bug lets you access contacts, photos

Can you fool Apple’s iPhone security and get access to its contacts and photos app? There is no denying the fact that these two are very important apps for any user and the thought of losing the contacts or their availability to someone else is just mindboggling.

Now there are reports that anyone with a few steps can bypass your expensive iPhone’s security system and gain access to the two very important apps.

Latest reports suggest that a user actually found a new exploit in iOS 9 (and 9.0.1) that lets you with just a handwritten steps bypass the device’s passcode.iPhone 6s shipping begins sept 25

Everyone keeps many pictures and selfies in his or her smartphone that he or she wouldn’t like anyone else to watch. If you are one of those I am sure you would already be sitting tight and just hoping that this dreadful thing doesn’t happen to you.

So let’s see how the exploit works. You have to enter the wrong PIN four times. On the fifth attempt, type in three numbers, then hold down Home to bring up Siri as you type in the fourth number (keep in mind that a typical iOS device will lock you out for a minute if you screw up a PIN five times in a row).

While talking about the procedure that is actually long and cumbersome a report says, “When finally following the fifth attempt Siri appears, you ask her (or him) the time. Tap on the time, and then make your way over to the World Clock tab of the resulting screen. Add a new clock, type in a few letters, select them, click the option to share what you’re copying, and then select to share it to a text message. You’re now in iOS’s Contacts app, which should also grant you access to the Photos application as if you were the real, authenticated user of the device you’re holding—if you go to change one of the contact’s photos, that is”.

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