New iOS 7 already has security hole, lock screen easily bypassed.
Published: Friday, September 20, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 03:09
According to Jose Rodriguez, who spoke to Forbes magazine, he has already found a way to bypass iOS 7’s lock screen and access the phone user’s twitter, email, Flickr and photos.\
Forbes was able to duplicate the technique on an iPhone 5, but an Apple spokesperson told Forbes they take security seriously and are already working on a fix that will be released later.
Forbes detailed exactly how the new exploit works:
anyone can exploit the bug by swiping up on the lockscreen to access the phone’s “control center,” and then opening the alarm clock. Holding the phone’s sleep button brings up the option to power it off with a swipe. Instead, the intruder can tap “cancel” and double click the home button to enter the phone’s multitasking screen.
Forbes also reported on a reward for the first person the hack the new iPhone 5s’s fingerprint reader. The reward is $2,500 and almost $500 in valuables.