Lock screen bypass already discovered for Apple’s iOS 12

From nakedsecurity.sophos.com

Apple’s well-received iOS 12 is barely out of the gates and already someone has found a way to beat its lock screen security to access a device’s contacts, emails, telephone numbers, and photos.

As bypasses go, this one’s elaborate, requiring two Apple devices, 16 steps to be executed in the correct sequence to view contacts, numbers and emails, plus a further 21 steps to view photos (and Face ID to be either turned off or taped over).

That immediately rules out a casual or opportunist attack – anyone wanting to exploit the weakness would need physical access to the device, plenty of time, and step-by-step instructions.

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