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Critical iOS 7 flaw lets people bypass the lockscreen

0. phoneArena 20 Sep 2013, 04:45 posted on

iOS 7 has arrived, and while the changes it brought with it are plentiful, it turns out that it also introduces a bug or two, one of which particularly critical...

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posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:23

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:33 3

24. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


There whole scam is neither work nor progress, just marketing (to brainless).

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 08:01 2

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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 08:04

47. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Just posted a very similar response above. He's pathetic.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 08:13 2

49. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


My, my .... isn't our dress ruffled??

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 09:22 1

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 22014; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice post. You can tell he has zero life. Coming to the web to troll, and start mess.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 04:54

4. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOL! Second time for Apple!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 04:58 5

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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:20 1

8. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


lmao....

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:39 1

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:01 1

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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?

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:07

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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:25 1

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:07

28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:13 1

13. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Hope they don't fix this and leave it remain!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:11

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 22014; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hope springs eternal.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:16 4

14. piyath (Posts: 506; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


APPLE FAILS AGAIN AND AGAIN...

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:27 2

19. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:22

16. ez31k (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Marketing Ploy??

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:28 7

21. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


LOL, so much for "perfect user experience" .... pretty much equals BS.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:31

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!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:05 2

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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:43

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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:52

25. decent4u (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


unable to do this on my iPad

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:12 5

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


You aren't doing the steps correctly! Remember, doing things right is hard....

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 21:42

61. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I see what you did there

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:21 1

33. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Another iPhail!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:51

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..

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 08:05

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

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 21:49

62. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; 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.

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