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Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to fix passcode bypass

Today the good folks at Apple released iOS 6.1.3.
It is a tiny incremental update to the ever popular iOS that includes a security patch for the previously very visible passcode bypass vulnerability. The bug allowed access to the Phone app even when the screen was locked. While this is great functionality in my mind, it was not meant to be like that.

The release notes (see image above) also mention improvements to the Maps app for users in Japan. Japan is a very long way off, but either we Americans are getting screwed or the friendly nation of Japan is getting a long overdue update to the Maps app.

The Next Web reports that some of the holes required to jailbreak iOS via Evasi0n have been patched. So those of you out there (myself included) who have jailbroken their iDevices better site tight!

The update is now available through iTunes to most of you out there. The update is also available via the iDevice itself.

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