New iPhone Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1

[Oct 31, 2018]

It’s only been a few hours since Apple releases iOS 12.1 and an iPhone enthusiast has managed to find a passcode bypass hack, once again, that could allow anyone to see all contacts’ private information on a locked iPhone.

Instead, the issue resides in a new feature, called Group FaceTime, introduced by Apple with iOS 12.1, which makes it easy for users to video chat with more people than ever before—maximum 32 people.

The new passcode bypass method seems to work on all current iPhone models, including iPhone X and XS devices, running the latest version of the Apple mobile operating system, i.e., iOS 12.1.

Cyber Security Tips:  

  • Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.
  • – users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:
  • Safari 12.0.1
  • iCloud for Windows 7.8
  • iTunes 12.9.1
  • watchOS 5.1
  • iOS 12.1
  • tvOS 12.1
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.1, Security Update 2018-001 High Sierra, Security Update 2018-005 Sierra

 

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