As if Apple weren’t embarrassed enough…
Some smart person has found a bug in iOS 6.1 which effectively renders the lock screen entirely useless. By doing a bit of this and a bit of that, applying for iPhone repair in San Diego maybe, whilst the phone is in a locked state, any person that knows the simple process can make use of the bug in iOS to unlock the iPhone 5 in a matter of seconds.
As IT Consultants, we’re not going to give you the process for doing it. We want to make users of the iPhone 5 aware of this serious security flaw so that you can be extra vigilant with your iPhone until Apple get around to releasing a fix for this mess.
By sliding to unlock, doing a few other things, then pushing the sleep/wake button, the phone will unlock as if you’ve entered the pin code (and no, you don’t enter the pin code!).
Apple are currently working on 6.1.3 which is in Beta just now, this should hopefully fix this gaping hole in their security.
(Edit: that’s Unlock as in unlock the phone using the 4 digit pin code, as opposed to unlocking it from the specific network operator).