Apple fixes the lock screen vulnerability with iOS 6.1.3 update


Just a month after the iOS 6.1.2, Apple has now rolled out iOS 6.1.3 in order to fix a vulnerability. The vulnerability in question is the lock screen bypass that was hacked through a simple combination of fake emergency calls and key presses. With iOS 6.1.3, Apple have fixed this exact vulnerability and it is now available for download. The size of the download is around 18MB as seen above, which is a really small update by Apple’s standards.

Apart from the vulnerability, it is also said to have improved maps of Japan. The update is available for all the iOS devices. So, if you own an iOS device, do hit the general settings and check for the update. We haven’t got it yet and we assume it is rolling out gradually, so keep checking if you haven’t got it. It is expected that it will be available anytime now.

via Engadget

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