Hacking Into Password Protected IPad 2 With A Smart Cover Is The Most Magical Security Flaw Ever

Posted: Oct 21 2011, 2:44am CDT | by , in News | Apple

 
Hacking into Password Protected iPad 2 with a Smart Cover is the Most Magical Security Flaw Ever

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Take a smart cover and go hack your friends password protected iPad 2.

A new security flaw got found on the Apple iPad 2 that looks like a magic trick a magician might perform. All you need is a smart cover to hack into a password protected iPad 2. How does it work? 9to5Mac made a video demonstrating the hack. You can watch it below. You do not gain complete access to the iPad, but you see the last open apps. So in case you left email open when your iPad went to sleep the hacker can see that app.

1) Lock a password protected iPad 2
2) Hold down power button until iPad 2 reaches turn off slider
3) Close Smart Cover
4) Open Smart Cover
5) Click cancel on the bottom of the screen
6) It's magic, you are in.

Clearly an Apple developer had not have any coffee on that day he or she coded this. Expect an iOS 5 update from Apple soon.

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