Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to fix flaws and bugs
This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Apple has just released the latest version of iOS 6 – version number 6.1.3. The biggest change brought about by this iOS version update is that the exploit where the lock screen security measure could be bypassed rather easily (and manually) has been fixed.
Apple’s latest major version of iOS – iOS 6.1 – had a serious security issue with its lock screen. It made it easy for anyone to bypass the lock screen password by simply dialing an emergency number and then instantly canceling it. From then on, all it needed was for the device to be connected to a computer through a USB cable in order to access all the data stored in it. This was a rather outrageous flaw that made it easy for anyone with the time and means to get their hands on the private data stored in a password protected Apple device.
Apple has already released a beta build of iOS 6.1.3 last month that did away with more exploits that the likes of evad3rs used in order to create their evasi0n jail breaking tool. The final release of iOS 6.1.3 has conclusively done away with the vulnerabilities that evasi0n successfully exploited, but the group has given word that they have more unfixed flaws to exploit even in iOS 6.1.3.
iOS 6.1.3 also includes several improvements for the operation of the Apple Maps app in Japan.
iOS 6.1.3 will be available to all Apple users in the form a notification of an over the air update quite soon. The update is also about to be listed in iTunes.