iOS 6 passcode bypass discovered, could allow snooping
Once again a way has been found to bypass the iPhone's Lock screen passcode, this time for iOS 6.x, and involving a complex series of button pushes and screen taps to basically put the system into apoplexy. This particular Konami code of doom was reported by Adrian D'Urso of Jailbreak Nation:
Today, we discovered a method to bypass the passcode lock on any iPhone running the newest software update iOS 6.1. The method is a bit complicated and will allow access to the phone application. While hitting the home button will re lock the phone, the exploit does have potential to snoop through peoples contacts and make calls.
It's not the first time a vulnerability in the the iPhone's Lock screen passcode has been found; providing just enough functionality to make emergency calls yet not enough to get into the rest of the system seems to be an error-prone process. Apple, for their part, will likely patch it in the next update, as they've patched similar bypasses in the past.
All that said, it's important to remember that bypassing your passcode requires physical access to your iPhone, and in this case, for long enough to successfully enter the complicated series of steps successfully.
To learn more about this latest security snafu and it's parameters, hit the link below.
Source: Jailbreak Nation