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Apple Releasing iOS 6.1.2 Next Week to Fix Recent Security Flaw

iOSApple fans worried about someone breaking into their iPhones may only have to sweat it out for a few more days. Unnamed sources have told German iPhone fan site iFun that Apple will “likely” release a major security patch for iOS 6.1 sometime next week. As 9to5Mac notes, these same sources had previously told iFun the correct release date of iOS 6.1.1, so the website has accurately reported information on iOS updates in the past. A user on Wednesday uncovered a major security hole in iOS 6.1 that makes it incredibly easy to bypass the iPhone’s unlock screen pass code. Apple acknowledged the problem and said it was working to patch the vulnerability as quickly as it could.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.