Ok so we got the cool looking iPad smart cover and it has an feature that allows the iPad to get locked when the cover is on.
If you have set a numerical password for your iPad using settings > general > pass codes on
iPad cover lock is also set to on
Your iPad with latest IOS 5 is vulnerable with a lock code bypass vulnerability
Here is how to reproduce this vulnerability
1. Lock your iPad either using power button, keeping it idle, closing the smart cover etc.
2. Keep the power button pressed till slide to power off screen appears
3. At this screen close your smart cover
4. Open your smart cover and click cancel
you are in … Without having to enter the code..
.. Wait for a formal patch from Apple..
Well guys… Just got an update from Saumil .. You can not do any changes to apps but you can still view unlocked screen…
Once you press home button you would be returned to the locked screen again..
Still discloses where you locked your iPad..
Thanks to Saumil http:\\saumil.net
.. Oct 24 2011 ..
You could iPad smart cover lock unlock to off at settings and the vulnerability will be ineffective..