The latest security flaw that allows iPhone passwords to be hacked, allowing unauthorized parties access to the device including the ability to call out, has been uncovered on YouTube. A video posted to the popular site shows how a series of deliberate actions can bypass the iPhone’s security controls. While we haven’t linked to it, a screen grab of the video is posted above.
The user who posted the video – who shows how to exploit the password settings in a step-by-step tutorial – suggested people only use the hack as a practical joke and not with malicious intent.
“For prank your friends … for a magic show … use it as you want, at your own risk, but please do not use this trick to do evil!” wrote the user who posted the video.
Apple released a statement yesterday confirming it is aware of the vulnerability and is working on a fix for the issue.