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iPad2 Smart Cover Security Hack with Fix

So you upgraded to IOS 5 on your iPad2. With this installation comes a major bug that allows users to bypass the passcode locking screen.  Even if you have set your iPad2 set to automatically lock and require a password to open it, with nothing more than a Smart Cover, one can hack into your device.

Now you’re wondering how to fix this security issue. Unfortunately, Apple has not provided an update as of yet to fix this bug, but you can set the iPad so that it will not susceptible to it. To fix the problem, go to Settings > General and slide the iPad Cover Lock / Unlock to Off. This disables the purpose for having the smart cover but at least your personal information and files will be safe.