Earlier today, we told you about a massive security hole in iOS 6.1, allowing anyone to bypass the security code on an iPhone, and potentially access private information, including your Address Book. Apple has officially acknowledged the issue in a statement provided to AllThingsD.
Reached for comment, Apple said it is hard at work on a fix. “Apple takes user security very seriously” spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. “We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.”
It’s unclear when this update might be released – but considering it’s security implications, I’d wager Apple pushes out a fix sooner rather than later.