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iPad 2 Smart Cover Security Flaw

iPad 2 Smart Cover Security Flaw

Security Alert: iPad 2 Hack Vulnerability: How to fix the Smart Cover security flaw in the iPad 2 tablet

All iPad 2 tablet wielding tech-geeks out there please beware! A serious security flaw with the iPad 2 allows anyone to access your tablet by exploiting a vulnerability that has been discovered in the code that controls the iPad Smart Cover settings. Learn how this iPad unlock hack works and learn how to prevent your iPad from being exploited.

iPad 2 Security Vulnerability Hack

iPad 2 Security Vulnerability Hack

Here’s how the hack works:

  • Lock a passcode-enabled iPad 2
  • Hold down the power button until you see the shutoff slider screen
  • Close the Smart Cover
  • Open the Smart Cover
  • Click cancel

Following the steps above exposes the home screen of a locked iPad 2. From here its difficult to open the apps, but they can be deleted, and if you’ve left any apps running, the prying eyes will of course have access to those.

This hack works even if you’ve enabled a passcode, fortunately there is something you can do to disable this rather sneaky way of unlocking the device.

  • Head to the General Settings Menu
  • Disable Smart Cover unlocking

Of course this hack can be handy if you’ve forgotten you’re passcode, so if you’re the type of person who can never remember those vital digits, and never writes them down, then you might be better of leaving Smart Cover unlocking enabled and keep your private data storage at a minimum.

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  1. Casey Chan: Anyone with a Smart Cover Can Break into Your iPad 2. Gizmodo, 10/21/2011.
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