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iOS 7 bug lets you bypass the lockscreen to access photos, e-mail

Apple's iOS 7 has a large flaw which lets you bypass the lockscreen and access photos, e-mail and Twitter (NASDAQ:AAPL)
| Operating Systems News | Posted: Sep 20, 2013 4:24 am

If you're one of the many millions of people who have just updated your iOS device to iOS 7, you might want to read this news. There is a rather large security hole in Apple's latest mobile OS, which lets anyone access your device directly from the lockscreen.



The video above shows just how easy it is to bypass the lockscreen, where all someone has to do is access your iDevice's "control center" and then open up the alarm clock. It sounds stupidly easy, and that's the problem. Holding the phone's sleep button will bring up the option to power the device off with a single swipe, but instead someone can tap "cancel," double click the home button and access the device's multitasking screen.




This gives the person access to the device's e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, photos, and Flickr account. Apple knows of the issue, and said to Forbes: "takes security very seriously and we're aware of this issue. We'll deliver a fix in a future software update."


There is a way to stop someone from accessing your device if it is locked, by not allowing the control center to appear in your lockscreen by going into settings and removing it.


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