Apple's latest iOS update has another passcode security flaw

The hacker who found a bug with iOS 6.1 says there's another way to access a password-protected iPhone's photos and contacts with iOS 6.1.3.

YouTube user "VideosdeBarraquito" demonstrates a way to get around the iPhone's passcode to access photos and contacts. Screenshot by Donna Tam/CNET

The same hacker who found a passcode workaround after Apple's iOS update last month has found another way to access the photos and contacts of a password-protected iPhone.

YouTube user "VideosdeBarraquito" uploaded a video today showing how to access the files using the voice command feature on the phone. He gives a voices command to dial a number and while the number is dialing, he uses a paperclip to eject the phone's SIM card. After the card ejects, the phone ends the call and he is able to go into the locked phone's address book and photos.

The demo is done on a phone that has the latest upgrade of operating system iOS 6.1.3. VideosdeBarraquito detailed a different passcode hack previously. After the media heard wind of the bug, Apple said it fixed the loophole in its 6.1.3 update .

[h/t BGR]

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