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A security flaw is discovered in the Ipad 2

Anyone can unlock it without the password
Fri Oct 21 2011, 13:25

A SECURITY FLAW has been discovered in Apple's Ipad 2 that allows anyone to unlock the gadget without the password.

According to 9to5 Mac, anyone with a Smart Cover can break into a "password-protected" Ipad 2. This means that anyone who unlocks the device will have access to anything that was on the screen before it was locked, including mail, messages, and maps.

This issue is not just confined to IOS 5 either, since IOS 4.3 also exhibits the vulnerability.

To recreate the problem, Ipad 2 users need to lock the password protected device, hold down the power button until it reaches the turn off slider, close Smart Cover, open Smart Cover and click cancel on the bottom of the screen.

However, 9to5 Mac has discovered that the bug can be temporarily fixed by disabling Smart Cover unlocking in the Ipad 2 settings menu under the General tab. µ

 

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