Monday, October 24, 2011

Ipad 2 Smart Cover Vulnerabilities

We all get excited when the IOS 5 release with new feature and also enhancement on the product. In the "I" family, each of the product is protected by the 4 digit number. You can set the configuration to erase any data upon 10 invalid logon. In the previous physical hijacking, we can reset the password with some tools for ipad1, but now seem we just need to invest on the Smart Cover.

The vulnerabilities which was found 3 days back, we can logon to any iPad 2 devices with some steps.You can test this on your own Ipad 2.

How to re-create the issues:

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

There is some mitigation plan to secure the devices by disabling Smart Cover unlocking in the iPad 2 settings menu under the General tab.I will keep you guys posted if there is a permanent fix from apple.

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