Upcoming iOS 6.1.3 update will address lockscreen security vulnerability

Apple will address the big security flaw that was found within iOS 6.1 with the release of iOS 6.1.3. The new update was just seeded to developers for testing and will be available to the masses presumably in the coming weeks.

As we previously reported, a vulnerability on the iPhone 6.1 lockscreen allows anyone to bypass a password lock and access personal information. It's as simple as locking the device, sliding to unlock, making an emergency call, hanging up, and then quickly holding the sleep button once again. 

The iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 brings a fix for the security issue, as promised by Apple. Currently it is available for developers a part of the Developer Center which pays for early access and testing. The release will also bring enhancements to Apple Maps in Japan.

The release of iOS 6.1 in early February brought several other issues to iOS devices. Users reported issues with the battery and overheating, and Apple subsequently released iOS 6.1.2 on 19 February that is said to squash several of those bugs. 

We'll be on the lookout for when iOS 6.1.3 will be available on all iOS devices.



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