Security flaw for iPad2

First, we should point out it is smart to lock your devices with a passcode. No matter what the brand, protect your phone and tablet with a passcode. That being said, you should be aware of a major security flaw with the iPad 2 and the wonder full magnetic pad covers they use to clean, turn off and protect your iPad. Here are the details –

Apple will be releasing a security patch for your iPad2 – specifically an issue with the magnetic SmartCover for the iPad 2. The glitch allows anyone to bypass a passcode on the iPad 2 with a SmartCover, by simply holding down the power button until asked to power off. Then, all you have to do is to put the SmartCover on, and then take it off, cancel the power down — and you’re in.

I just tried it and was shocked to find out I could get past my secure 10 digit lock code. And, no, you cannot look at my iPad…at least until I have installed this new security patch.

 

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