New hack blasts past iPhone password screen

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.