Just a day after iOS 7 was officially released to the public, a lock screen exploit has been discovered that allows anyone to view photos on any locked device running the new operating system.
The bypass was discovered by Jose Rodriguez, a 36-year-old soldier living in Spain’s Canary Islands. Rodriguez then contacted Forbes staff writer Andy Greenberg who then made the bug known to the public.
Obviously this is a huge story line for Apple considering that they have just released both hardware and firmware with heavy emphasis on security. Until Apple releases a fix, this bug can easily be prevented by disabling access to control center from the lock screen, this can be done by accessing “settings,” then “control center.”
How To Bypass iOS 7 Lock Screen
- Swipe up to activate control center
- Launch the calculator by tapping the quick launch icon
- Hold lock/sleep button until “slide to power off” appears
- Tap “cancel” then immediately press the home button twice (second press hold for half a second)
- Application switcher should activate
- The camera app will now be available to open
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