Apple working on fix to iOS 7 lock screen bypass

September 23 | Posted by nadine | OS News Tags: , , , , , ,

It has been discovered that the iOS 7 lock screen can be bypassed. According to a report, Apple is currently working on a fix to the issue.ios-7-logo

AllThingsD reports, “When it debuted Wednesday, iOS 7 brought with it a slew of bug fixes to Apple’s mobile operating system, but it brought a new vulnerability as well — one that can be exploited to bypass the lock screen on iOS devices.

“Like most iOS lock screen vulnerabilities, the hack to exploit it is somewhat involved. But once it’s performed, it affords access to an iPhone’s stored photos — and the email and Web services accounts the device’s owner uses to share them. It’s not clear whether the hack works on Apple’s newest iPhones, the 5s and 5c, but I verified it here on an iPhone 5 and iPhone 4.”

According to the site, the Cupertino firm is aware of the vulnerability and is currently working on a fix with Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller saying, “Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.”

To make sure you don’t fall victim to this vulnerability, the site says, “In the meantime, you can protect yourself against it by disabling access to Control Center on your iOS device’s lockscreen. Just head over to Settings > Control Center, look for “Access on Lock Screen” and toggle it off.”

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