Peter Eckersley, technology products director with digital rights advocacy group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said he would characterize such an issue as a "serious privacy and security vulnerability."
Neither Eckersley nor the EFF had heard of the bug in iOS 6, nor had they independently tested to confirm that they were able to replicate the issue. But Eckersley said that if the problem is in fact real, it's something that Apple should work to address as quickly as possible.
"It is a security issue, it is a privacy issue, and it is a trust issue," Eckersley said. "Can you trust the UI to do what you told it to do? It's certainly a bug that needs to be fixed urgently."
According to the report, this issue has existed ever since iOS 6 went public, and the recent updates iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2 didn't patch it. Furthermore, the bug isn't iPhone specific, it applies to all iDevices running iOS 6 and even iOS 6.1 beta seems to carry this bug as well.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback