New serious bug in the security of the lockscreen of iOS 7 has raised concerns
It was only yesterday when a leak about a serious bug in iOS 7 grabbed the attention of users from worldwide and today we have another reported issue about the new update of the platform. The problem is again connected to the security and the lockscreen. Apparently a bug in iOS7 enables users to use the device to make a call or access photos and information even if they don’t know the PIN code for the lockscreen.
The video below recorded by attentive user shows how he dials number on the emergency dialer and pushes on the call button. The smartphone blocks and then reboots but what is disturbing in the story – it still dials the number. It practically means that your iOS 7 running smartphone is vulnerable to unauthorized access by users who can even make international calls from the device. In addition a certain exploit of the iOS 7 enables users to access your picture gallery on the phone and post photos on social media. This means that complete strangers who happen to use your phone can have an access to your personal data and profiles in the social networks. The email is also vulnerable, as is the Flickr account.
Apple has already ready to roll-out the first update of the platform iOS 7.0.1 but at the bug was registered just recently, the new built will not bring fixes of the issues. Hopes are up for iOS 7.0.2. You can take care of the problem partially by disabling the Control Center. This will help you keep your photo gallery and social network profiles safe. However there is not any way to disable the emergency dialer. The best thing you can do is not to give your phone to strangers until Apple provides the bug fixes. The security of users’ data is a number one priority for companies, therefore we do hope to see the solving of the problems really soon.