A bypass 'exploit' bug has slowly crept in the recently released iOS 12.1. This exploit lets anyone access the phone's contacts.

Source: Ars Technica

Rendering the Face Unlock sorta useless, the bug makes it easy to gain access to any contact's information on the device.

Source: Gadget Hacks

The bug was discovered just two days after iOS 12.1 was rolled out for iPhone users around the world. Here's how the exploit works:

Say, "Hey Siri" and call another iPhone user. Once the person picks up the call, tap on the Face-Time option. Activate the Airplane mode without cutting the call. Tap on 'Add a person' option and that will give you access to all the contacts on the phone.

Source: Hot Hardware

Tough luck for people who have already downloaded the update as there is no workaround at the moment.

Source: Gotta Be Mobile

People took to Twitter to voice their concerns over the quality checks that the products go through.

This is not the first time that a bypass exploit has been found on iOS. The previous version of the operating system, iOS 12.0.1, allowed attackers to steal recent photos from a device.

Apple has not commented on the situation yet.