Critical iOS 7 flaw lets people bypass the lockscreen
So, how does it work exactly? Essentially, it works by accessing the Control Center from the lockscreen (on by default), and then firing up the camera from the quick toggle. After you've done that, you go back and fire up the Alarm clock and long-press the power key as if you want to shutdown the device. Just as you hit cancel, you have to double tap the Home button, and you'll be introduced to iOS 7's new multi-tasking menu. As you can see in the video below, it doesn't let you access apps that were running in the background from your last session, though you can go into the camera roll and go ahead and share a photo on say, Twitter. This results in you gaining access to somebody's social media profile, so it's obviously kind of a big deal.
We should note that Apple has already reached out and commented that it is aware of the issue and that a fix will be delivered in “future software update”. While it's definitely a good thing to see Cupertino acknowledging the problem, we sure would have liked to hear something a bit more specific.
In the mean time, if this vulnerability bothers you, the way to secure your device would involve simply disabling the Control Center from the lockscreen by going into Settings > Control Center and toggling off the “Access on Lock Screen” radio button. Not an optimal solution, but it'll have to do for the time being
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
I expected some news like that
but it is okay Apple will fix it in no time...
Bugs in software is usual.
38. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Why is it one of the major bugs is bypassing the lockscreen? I have never seen any other phone that has that flaw quite often except the iphone.
58. hellonerds (Posts: 265; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
I guess that worm still working at apple... dam that bug..
40. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Apple bosses interviewed: 'We're not in the junk business... new is easy, right is hard'. EAT YOUR WORDS BOYS!!!
46. buccob (Posts: 1564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
In the meantime Twitter will receive d!ck pictures and the likes... from trolls
3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Not surprised, all this thing with iOS 7 from the beginning looked rushed.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
What was the statement made by Apple's management troika - something about it being 'hard to do things right'?
I guess they felt it was too hard to check how other products handled lock screen processing.
Apple is looking more and more like Research in Motion in their heyday.
7. reckless562 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
true @ RIM.... but there computers RROOOCCCKKK so yea.
12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
And, lest we forget, 'we are not in the business of junk'? It'll be interesting to see what other short comings present over the next few days (makes for good entertainment).
Maybe Apple will say "It's supposed to be that way!" Or maybe they'll say, "we're working on a new adapter; it will only cost $129."
15. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Welcome back PAPINYC....
Looking forward to your greatt iJokes! On I users and I fans.
Where is iBus driver....
23. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
He's probably still on that line with 2 other people trying to use that over-sized thumb of his to unlock his new iPhone 5; I guess it's good that at least he has a big thumb (to go along with that small brain of his). [Transfer please??]
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Couldn't duplicate it on my iPad, iOS 7 works great. Bugs are to be expected "sudden death anyone". All and all apple will patch it, then the fanboys will get to talk about another bug. Hey PAPINYC nice of you, and the 4 day PA user Yes-Sir to think of me. Speaking of small brains, at least mine's big enough to not continually get myself limited, for comments that mean absolutely squat and achieve even less. It's fun just watching you post away, till limited appears. Keep up the good work lol. +1
32. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Oh please Mr iRan Over An Old Lady Cuz' I Was Too Bizy' Trying to Unlock my Gold iPhone 5; trouncing on you is worth every second of a 7-day "Limited", I had a blast last week on iPhone 5 announcement day and I look forward to another vacation soon.
Shouldn't you be walking down the
aisle about now; I'm curious, though, which one of you wears the leash??
By the vay, congrats on that tiNy upgrade; incredible to think you've been pulling in all that over-time just to stand on line (with two other people) just to buy it. lol
34. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Actually the iPhones haven't been released in Vegas yet, so that would not be possible. Ran is past tense remember?
35. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
What difference does it make:
iPhone 4S - iPhone 5 - iPhone 5S,
"S"ame ole' thing. Only folks with lower than average iQ's think they're different, but, carry on with your iDealization. Oh, and those poor little old ladies need help for their hospital expenses.
37. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Don't you have no self respect Darkkjedii?
You get called bad names, humiliated, by other users and Android, fandroids!
Well you actually are more concerned about getting "Limited" than having an argument, discussion!
It means really a lot to others, to you looks like you don't care! Can't you stand up for yourself! A big guy like you!
The iBusDriver said he will be lining up for a device which still has specs from 2011! Lmao!
See the difference between baaa and Android users!
My lord what a disgrace! This big giant iBus driver will be lining up along with his wife! WTH has this humans turn into! My GOD...
43. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Oh, I know who you are.
You GO boy!!
45. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
You, along with Papi, are pathetic. Do you feel mighty and powerful assempting to insult Jedi for his preference to go with iPhone? Because 250 million other people, including myself, agree with him. In stead of bashing people who feel differently, go outside and get a life.
52. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Msa Yes-Sir has been a member for 4 days, and already causing trouble lol. He isn't even deserving of our attention. I don't care what he says, my fiancé and I are out here kickin it having fun, doing us. +1 yo. It's a long line outside AT&T on W. Craig RD. In Vegas baby BTW msa, I'm noticing your profile pic. You're gonna hate me for this, but I've been a steelers fan since I could crawl lol
60. AfterShock (Posts: 2960; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Like water off of a ducks back.
Diametrically opposed to your tech choice, but not the man using it.
Enjoy your new phone.
65. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Thanx AS. Don't they realize it's just a phone, why the hate over it?
39. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Your brain has been iBrainwashed! What brain... Do I users have any brains....?
53. dsmboost (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
It's ironic that you say that because you're implying that people who went to very good universities and got very difficult degrees and chose iphones as their personal phones have no brains. You must be like what, 16 years old and living with your parents? That's acceptable and expectable, but, if you're older than that, then you're just an embarrassment and should be ashamed of such ignorant behavior.
54. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well said +1. Silence these droidiots...
66. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
But not a droidiot, I never see you hating on others for their choice. Btw I'm an android user too.
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Out here in the LV, with quite a few I might add enjoying the weather, and looking forward to apples new gem. My sweeties gone for coffee, I'm second in line. 64 for me 32 for her, it's all good. 3 more hours, and we're almost in the door lol. Using AT&T free wifi too bro. Peace out pal.
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The developers are hard at work on iOS v. 7.1, so Apple even acknowledges that iOS 7 is a work-in-progress.
24. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
There whole scam is neither work nor progress, just marketing (to brainless).
44. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Its cool to hate an iOS, but to abuse and trash on people using it?? What happened to your android anthem of choices ...lol...PAPINYC you are pretty lame with your comments.....See how much hate an OS has filled you with ...now don't go shooting on people lining up for it....there are no "choices" in the jail.
47. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Just posted a very similar response above. He's pathetic.
49. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
My, my .... isn't our dress ruffled??
55. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nice post. You can tell he has zero life. Coming to the web to troll, and start mess.
5. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
I cant wait to try this on my friends ip4s and see the look on his face! he just installed ios7 yesterday and was so excited lol.
9. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, isn't that a derp.
However, bugs are bugs, and bugs with an OS update are nothing new. It happens on iOS and Android both.
In related news, I am now the proud owner of a Droid Mini. So far it's met my expectations nicely. Setup was about the most convenient I've ever seen. Touchless control and the active display are intuitive enough that I'm already getting used to both. The screen is a revelation compared to my Atrix, and battery life is decent. And yes, the device is speedy. Sorry, spec hounds, but this little roadster of a phone is more than quick enough for me.
10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Congrats on your new Mini! Out of curiosity, why did you pick the Mini vs. the Ultra or the Maxx? I have been looking at the Maxx because of the larger battery and support for Bluetooth MAP (my Note 2 doesn't fully support MAP, and if I want to display SMS and e-mail on my car display, I have to find a phone with MAP support). The Mini supports MAP, so I am wondering what tipped the scale toward the Mini over its two stablemates?
11. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
I am no genius, but I think it was the display size of the "Mini" that tipped the scales.
18. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Haha, good question. The deciding factor: price. I'm not swimming in money, despite having one full time and one part time job. With the salesmaker plan I have through Verizon and Best Buy, I get 100 bucks knocked off the contract price, making the Mini free. If I had had the money I likely would have gone for the Maxx, as battery life is a precious commodity to me (as is storage space) BUT for now the Mini is an excellent upgrade from the Atrix. Its also nice to showcase it since a big argument from iPhone users is size, as in most Android devices are too big for them to handle. The Mini is as close to the iPhone size as you can get, and still has some damn nice features, while coming in at half the price. Basically, while I wanted a nice phone, I also wanted something I was likely to entice customers into buying. When I had my Note it was a nice conversation piece but hardly anyone liked its size for themselves. With the Atrix I had to offer disclaimers that the phone was rooted and two years old and thus not truly representative of our current crop of Android phones. Just about the only thing I could accurately demo on the Atrix was Google Now.
At this point I really want to do my part to sell Motorola devices now that we have a solid crop available. The Mini fits the needs I have while serving as a good demo phone.
Oh, and it's good for making my coworker jealous, who has the RAZR M. :D
28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Thanks for the reply. I have some credits with VZW from trading in earlier phones, so the Maxx, while not free, would be competitive. As you posted, battery life is high on the decision criteria for me as well (right after MAP support).
There may well be a Maxx in my near-term future.
13. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Hope they don't fix this and leave it remain!
19. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Oh, stop it. Bugs happen on all OSes. This isn't even the worst bug an iOS update has ever had.
21. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
LOL, so much for "perfect user experience" .... pretty much equals BS.
22. witcher (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
Did u see the combination? So, he enters 5555 and then 1111... after that still 1111, so 1111 is his passcode... Idiot!
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There was Apple response, Apple tells AllThingsD that it's aware of the bug, and that it's working on a fix. So it is not fake.
41. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
You are not the PhoneArenaUser that was like a year ago!
You have changed a lot!
Where is the old PAU gone! He was much better!
Love the Avatar! Should keep up to the Avatars what it's asking you to do.
31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
You aren't doing the steps correctly! Remember, doing things right is hard....
42. HarshavardhanK (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
Nah, I followed the exact steps given here on my iPad 3! Can't access anything other than Clock and Camera. Well, lucky to have SECURE iOS 7!! Lol..
48. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Yeah well iOS 7.0 right? How's the story with the buggy and laggy 4.3 with the 2% of the people that have it ....and the 4.4 they will probably never see...:P
62. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Actually on the nexus 7 the speed improved, so far the bugs have been fixed before I've been able to found them at all...
Also about updates, that's a load of bulls**t invented by the fanboys if you buy a certain device hoping in the future it will add an update with a feature you might like then I think that's quite silly, when people buy a device (most normal people) they buy them for their current functionality, also at least all devices that do get updates get all the software based features on their devices, plus Google has proven to deliver functionality without the need for OTA, adding features to their core apps.