iOS 6.1.2 fixes Exchange calendar bug, fails to address passcode bypass

iOS 6.1.2 fixes Exchange calendar bug, fails to address passcode bypass“In the name of the wee man” (as we say north of the border), what a freakin’ palaver iOS 6.1 has been.

We’ve already had iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S owners, and now iOS 6.1.2 addresses a second bug - but doesn’t appear to resolve a recently addressed security flaw.

Tap Settings > General > Software Update and you’ll find iOS 6.1.2, which promises to fix “an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.” It weighs in at 12.8MB, should you care.

That’s all well and good, iOS 6.1.2, but what about the passcode bypass thingy? Why you no address?

As discovered by Jailbreaknation last week, a bizarre series of swipes gives potential hackers access to the Contacts app, from which calls can be made and details exported. Heck, you can get into the bloomin’ photo gallery, too.

Somewhat ironically, things were looking pretty good for iOS 6.1 in the early stages, with an estimated 22% of iDevice owners updating in just 36 hours. Take that, Jelly Bean! (Calm down; I’m joking).

Ah well, roll on iOS 6.1.3, I guess.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 14:18

Don't give other people access to your gadgets. How's that?
You don't leave your wallet lying around.
Not defending Apple's sloth here, but I'm not interested in other people's self-made problems.
If it's oh so important, then treat it appropriately.
Your phone's your life? Then keep it on your body, that is where your life belongs.
Stop asking for simple fixes from companies whose very existence relies on complicating your life with pseudo convenience. Take responsibility.

There. Did I win something?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 14:22

PS Evasion, by the way, have nearly completed a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.2 - so you can go ahead and update. You'll be able to re-jailbreak within days.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 14:54

Don't give other people access to your gadgets. How's that?
You don't leave your wallet lying around.
Not defending Apple's sloth here, but I'm not interested in other people's self-made problems.
If it's oh so important, then treat it appropriately.
Your phone's your life? Then keep it on your body, that is where your life belongs.
Stop asking for simple fixes from companies whose very existence relies on complicating your life with pseudo convenience. Take responsibility.

There. Did I win something?

Now, now.

That's enough of that common sense stuff for one day :p.

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 15:25

You've changed your tune, Janstopher. What happened to: "Stupid. Not facial-unlocking-that-falls-for-a-photo kinda stupid, but still..."? :p

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 17:00

I said I wasn't defending Apple. It's still stupid.
But people need a bite of that reality sandwich, methinks. If you want security above all, don't buy a toy and leave it lying around.

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 17:16

Can we have a Stuhlmacher blog called Reality Sandwich please?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 17:18

Already exists... you're the dressing that keeps dripping :p

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 19:57

Evasion jailbreak for iOS6.1.2 http://evasi0n.com/

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 20:12

Evasion jailbreak for iOS6.1.2 http://evasi0n.com/Not quite the few day you thought it'd be.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 20, 2013 at 20:56

True... Can't trust Cydia

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