This is a warning for those who own an iPhone 5, which runs on the i06.1 operating system.
Hackers have posted a video online showing how to unlock any iPhone, showing how it’s done with a relatively easy combination which can quickly bypass the mobile’s password screen.
The video was published onto YouTube at the end of January and has been viewed nearly 300,000 times.
This is pretty scary, considering that it means anyone can make calls, read or send messages, and view any stored information such as photos, contacts and apps.
After the YouTube video was posted, Apple responded pretty fast and said an update was on its way to fix the technical ‘bug’.
Speaking to tech site AllThingsD, Apple spokesman Trudy Miller admitted the error and said the company was working on a quick fix.
‘Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update,’ she said.
This latest blunder is not alone in damaging Apple’s reputation, after another recent bug was ‘was found to overload corporate email servers.’
So, you have been warned! Hopefully Apple will fix the problem asap!
Are you worried about your phone being hacked?