A new vulnerability has been discovered in iOS 6.1.3, which allows anyone with physical access to an iPhone to bypass the security code lock and access personal information on the handset, including photos.
YouTube user “videosdebarraquito” demonstrates the flaw in a short video, which we’ve embedded above for your viewing pleasure.
This time around, the trick is a little harder to pull off than before, though it can certainly be done by almost anyone.
As long as you have the SIM ejector tool at hand (or a simple paper clip), you can thwart the passcode lock on pretty much any iPhone with iOS 6.1.3 (and lower versions) installed.
To be on the safe side, in case you have nosy friends who are into this kind of hacking, you should disable voice dial in the Settings. Apple will most likely address the flaw in a future software update (i.e. iOS 6.1.4 / iOS 7).