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Apple To Fix Passcode Bypass And Several Other Issues In iOS 6.1.2 Update

An official maintenance update is expected to be released for public consumption before month’s end; bringing fixes for the heavily discussed battery-draining Exchange bug and the potentially dangerous Lock screen vulnerability that lets anyone bypass your passcode.

These improvements are expected to arrive as arrive as part of iOS 6.1.2 update, which is about to come, according to a German blog with quite accurate record of Apple reporting.

The report available in German claims that fixes for the above-mentioned vulnerabilities are part of the iOS 6.1.2 and will become available for Wednesday, February 20. The blog cites the same sources for providing the information, who predicted the launch of iOS 6.1.1 previously.

We have mentioned the trick spread recently, allowing anyone to bypass the lock screen of an iPhone and gain access to contacs, apps, messages, e-mails and other private data. Here’s how it can be done:

Apple has acknowledged the issue, concerning which the company spokeswoman Trudy Muller said:

“We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.” 

Moreover, Microsoft and Apple have also offered the fixes for a horrible Exchange bug in iOS 6.1.1, killing battery life much faster than usual. According to the same German blog, this issue will also be addressed in the upcoming iOS 6.1.2 which is around the corner.