iOS 12.1 exploit lets you bypass the lockscreen and access contacts

November 1st, 2018   decode   news

Apple just released iOS 12.1 that aims to fix some irritating issues such as the “soft selfies” bug on the new iPhone XS and XS Max and also brings the controversial throttling feature for the iPhone X and iPhone 8. But that it also comes with a lockscreen exploit that lets you access contacts without unlocking the phone.

Just hours after the release of the iOS 12.1, researchers were able to bypass the lockscreen by using FaceTime’s new group feature as shown in the video. The exploit grants you access to the full contact list.

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