Apples iOS 7 has finally rolled out to consumers, and already vulnerabilities are being discovered. According to Jose Rodriguez, who first discovered the long, cumbersome process, its possible for someone to bypass your password-protected lockscreen and gain access to your photosall of them. Hopefully you have nothing to hide.
The method is a little longwinded, and requires multiple steps in order to be successful. But the main issue is that it workshopefully Apple patches it up quick, but growing pains are always expected when a completely new operating system hits. The method is easily achieved on current iPhones, but theres no word on whether itll work on an iPhone 5s protected by Touch ID.
Here are the steps:
- Swipe up on the locked phone to get to the control panel
- Open the stopwatch app
- Go over to alarm clock
- Hold the power button until you get the Power down prompt
- Hit cancel, and then immediately hit the home button twice (hold the second click a little longer)
Of course, the exploit can easily be avoided by off turning Control Center access of from the lockscreen, which you can access in Settings. Its highly unlikely a thief will be clever enough to bypass your passcoded phone with such a method, but the exploits existence is still troubling. Its only been a day since iOS 7 was rolled out to consumers, but hopefully Apple can come up with a swift fix.
Apple has already released a statement on the lockscreen issue. Apple takes user security very seriously, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.
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