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iOS 6.1.2 is Here, Fixes Exchange Bugs

Apple put out the promised iOS 6.1.2 update today to address the widely reported Microsoft Exchange bug that has been plaguing iOS users since the iOS 6.1 was released to the public.

iOS 6.1.2
For those unaware, the iOS 6.1 bug caused devices connected to the Exchange servers to over-poll mailboxes and calendars, which triggered Microsoft to recommend blocking iOS devices running this version of iOS for network administrators as a workaround until the fix arrived.

Well, the software update has arrived. But meanwhile, the blogosphere has reported some additional issues: including a very severe security bug that allows anyone who can grab your iPhone to bypass the passcode you use.

But the software update only mentions the Exchange issues, despite Apple being aware of the security bug. The guys from Ars Technica have tested the updated operating system to see whether Apple patched the bug or not, because everybody was expecting the fix with iOS 6.1.2, but the bad news is that the update only fixes the Exchange. They were able to bypass the passcode lock on an iPhone running iOS 6.1.2 using a simple, four digit passcode. An Ars Technica commenter added, though, that even the more complex passcoded can by bypassed using this simple trick unveiled by the Spanish guys.

Have you updated your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 6.1.2? If you are a jailbreaker, you should hold off, though, and wait until Evasi0n 1.4 arrives, with support for iOS 6.1.2.

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