Apple today issued a new iOS update for iPhone users that stops would be thieves from bypassing your phone’s lock screen.  It’s not the first time Apple has slipped up and left the equivalent of a gaping hole hidden in the lock screen.  Hopefully, it’s the last.

That said, iOS 6.1.3 is available now as an OTA (over the air) update.  It also includes some minor updates for Apple maps in Japan only.

If you’re wondering what the lock screen vulnerability looked like, and how to access it (on your device), checkout the video below.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."