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iPhone passcode lock bypass vulnerability (again)

An iPhone user has found a trivial way to bypass the four-digit passcode lock on fully patched iPhone (iOS 4.1) devices.
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Written by Ryan Naraine, Contributor on

An iPhone user has found a trivial way to bypass the four-digit passcode lock on fully patched iPhone (iOS 4.1) devices.

The vulnerability was posted to MacRumors forum by a New Zealand iPhone user who figured out a sequence of key taps that rendered the passcode useless.

When you iPhone is locked with a passcode tap Emergency Call, then enter a non-emergency number such as ###. Next tap the call button and immediately hit the lock button. It should open up the Phone app where you can see all your contacts, call any number, etc.

I tested this on my fully patched iPhone and can confirm that it works as advertised.

This isn't the first time the iPhone passcode was disabled by a few key strokes.

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