Security flaw with the lockscreen detected in iOS 7 beta 1
iOS7 already arrived and even though it is still in its beta version, it is an object of testing, discussions and of course, criticizing. The platform is not perfect. Developers of Apple who had the chance to test it certainly will agree with this. Just a few days after it was released for developers’ purpose, some flaws have been detected and commented by users who installed it on their devices. One of the significant issues with the OS is in its lockscreen. This seems to be among the most “vulnerable” sides of the OS in general and iOS 7 is not an exception.
The first comments on this topic came from Forbes. According to them, when opening the Control Room of iOS 7 Beta1 in order to access the app for the calculator and before you open the camera of the iPhone, you are able to access, delete, email, tweet, and upload the photos in the device without the need to enter the passcode. If this was the official version of iOS 7, a flaw like this would become a major security issue for users. However we should not forget that the software is still going under tests and we are pretty sure that this problem will be fixed when the official iOS 7 arrives in the fall.
If we have to summarize the general opinions of developers who have tested the OS, it seems that the iOS 7 is still very slow, very buggy and completely not ready to be released for the general public yet. There are even comments that Apple was in a hurry to release the beta version for the event WWDC and this is why the OS is still not performing well enough.
In few months from now we will finally get the chance to test the real iOS 7. Until then, those of you who choose to work with the beta version, keep in mind the described flaw, so you can avoid further problems.