If your device is on iOS iOS 6.1, you have probably heard of several issues that have plagued the operating system in regards to security. Now another vulnerability has now been discovered and this one allows any user to access the internal data of the iPhone device running iOS 6.1 or 6.1.2 by simply plugging it into a computer via USB.
While this exploit is a bit tricky to perform it still isn’t too hard to perform. Apple has had a slew of problems with security with the recent versions of iOS and it seems that your data isn’t safe just yet. Follow along for the video and instructions on how you can try the exploit yourself.
This exploit is way trickier than the previous iOS 6.1 lock screen exploit, however it is still quite doable. Try it for yourself by following the steps below:
Step 1: Start By Pushing the power button on the top-right.
Step 2: Once on the lock screen, hit the Emergency Call button.
Step 3: Dial the appropriate emergency number for your region (112, 911 or 110) and then quickly hang up after your phone starts dialing.
Step 4: Push down on the power button again, quickly followed by the home button.
Step 5: This is where it gets a bit complicated, your going to have to press down and hold the power button for 3 seconds, after 2 seconds press the Home button at the same time and the Emergency Call button on the lock screen. Leave them pressed.
Step 6: After one second, first release the home button and the Emergency Call button, followed by the power button.
Step 7: If it worked then your phone’s display will be black, except for the status bar at the very top.
Now when your phone is plugged into any computer, regardless of whether it has been authorized before it will grand access to many of the files stored on the device.