iOS 10.1.1 Activation Lock Bypass Bug, Both iPhone And iPad Affected

By   /   Dec 5, 2016
iOS 10.1.1 Activation Lock

iOS 10.1.1 activation lock bypass bug has been found in the new update and it seems that because of this bug users are able to bypass the activation lock screen concerned with the iCloud. This is very dangerous as this could mean that there is a way to bypass this security feature and hence people could make use of stolen phones.

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The activation lock is one of the reasons why Apple devices are so secure and no one tries to steal them because this security measure renders stolen Apple devices useless. iOS 10.1 had a similar security flaw and though it has been patched it seems that there is still an iOS 10.1.1 activation lock bypass bug.

iOS 10.1.1 Activation Lock

The workaround involves inputting long strings of characters into the fields till the operating system fails.  There are no limits to the number of characters that you can use in the WiFi part of the iOS 10.1.1 activation lock. After you have entered the series of characters, opening and closing the smart cover crashed the iOS 10.1.1 activation lock and allows the user to access the main screen.

This method only works for a second though and then the iOS 10.1.1 activation lock comes back on. But this could lead to a more permanent solution. Apple will have to patch this issue as soon as possible and looking at how the character limit is the only thing that is needed for the problem to go away it should be a relatively easy thing to do.

We do not know if Apple is aware of this problem as Apple only addresses the issue once it has been patched up. Looking at how this could be a serious concern I am sure the company is looking into it. Here is video proof that this method really works.

What do you think about the iOS 10.1.1 activation lock bypass bug?

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