With iOS 7 having been released to the public not too long ago, it is expected that the software would have some teething problems at the start, and it has since been discovered that users will be able to bypass the passcode lock screen on an iOS 7 device through a series of gestures and button presses. A video of the bug and the way to bypass the passcode has been uploaded onto YouTube by Jose Rodriguez, and according to Forbes who tried it out for themselves, it worked.
“I tested the technique on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7, and it worked. Rodriguez’s video shows it working on an iPad, too. It’s not yet clear if the same exploit can bypass the lockscreen of an iPhone 5s or 5c, but Rodriguez tells me he believes it will.” Apple has since issued a statement claiming that they are aware of the security flaw and are expected to deliver and fix in a future software update. This vulnerability can be avoided if one were to disable Command Center from appearing on the lock screen, but we guess that would kind of defeat the purpose, wouldn’t it? In any case you can check out the bug in action in the video above.
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