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Apple iPad 2 suffers from passcode bypass bug

By using the Smart Cover unlocking, the Apple iPad 2 can be accessible despite of the passcode lock security and gain access.

Apple had released iOS 5.0 update for its devices earlier this month on October 12 and number of users have started complaining about the performance issues faced.

German blog Apfeltalk discovered a major flaw in the iPad 2 when used with a smart-cover anyone can gain access data in the tablet without entering passcode lock.

Discovered over the weekend, the bug exists for the iPad 2 running iOS 4.3 or higher. The iPad 2 with a password lock is vulnerable to the Smart Cover exploit which can be easily leveraged to gain access to personal data. This is how the glitch can be found: Hold the iPad 2’s power button for couple of seconds till the slide to power off messages appears on screen.
Put the Smart Cover on the iPad 2 till the screen goes off and take it off after couple of seconds. Then just hit cancel to the “Slide to Power off” option and the iPad 2 is now exposed without any passcode.

The temporary fix to this glitch is disabling the Smart Cover unlocking in the Settings tab.

Apple’s passcode security system has gone through severe bugs in the past and the Smart Cover is one of them. Apple is aware of this issue and currently working on a fix which might roll out as a security update for the iPad 2 tablets. So the users still running lower than iOS 5.0 version will be forced to update their tablets.

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