iOS 5 Security Flaw Allows Access To Contacts List, Recent Calls & Text Messages Without Passcode

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Passcode locks are no match for a piece of software called XRY.
Passcode locks are no match for a piece of software called XRY.

Apple’s iOS devices has suffered a number of passcode flaws in recent years, which have allowed anyone to circumvent their security and access features within the device. The company has always been fairly quick to address these issues, but they continue to crop up.

The latest allows anyone with knowledge of the exploit to access your contacts list, your recent calls, your voicemail, your text messages, and more.

All they need is a SIM eject tool and a little patience. As you can see in the video below from iPhoneIslam. It’s probably best you jump straight in at 2 minutes 40 seconds:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhy9_bYVIwk

It’s not the easiest trick to perform, as you can see from the video, but it does work and it is a security threat that Apple needs to address.

Have you been able to replicate this flaw on your device?

[via Macgasm]