Exploit on iOS 7 allows others to make calls with your locked down Apple iPhone
And if this isn't bad enough, there is an exploit that allows a stranger to view all of the photos in your gallery and even post them to social media by using the lockscreen's control center to gain access to the gallery. Using the phone application's share function, a total stranger can have control over your email, Twitter, Facebook page and Flickr accounts.
While Apple does have iOS 7.0.1 ready to go, that update handles a flaw with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. And that means you will have to wait for at least iOS 7.0.2 to get this problem taken care of. Disabling the Control Center can help prevent your pictures from being spied on, but you cannot remove the emergency dialer.
Probably the safest way to guarantee that no one breaks into your Apple iPhone would be to restrict access to it. Make sure you know where your handset is at all times and don't allow strangers to borrow it to make a call. Hopefully, iOS 7.0.2 will shut these exploits for good.
source: KaramDaoud, Forbes via Gizmodo
UPDATE: Apple says it is working on a fix for both lockscreen hacks. In a statement, the Cupertino based tech titan said, "Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update."-Trudy Muller, Apple spokeswoman
1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
"All it takes is for someone to get to the emergency dialer, punch up a phone number, and press away at the call button."
Pretty sad thats how easy it is...
39. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)
"IPhone is most vulnerable, least secure smartphone in the market, security firm finds."
Iphone and iPad are inferior and dangerous in every aspect
Commercials for android do a wrong job, brainwashing by Apple does a great job...
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1126; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Again?? I thought Apple wouldn't release unfinished products. Hope they fix All these bugs very soon.. Other wise maybe even the Touch ID will be waste.
13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1126; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
True but "While Apple does have iOS 7.0.1 ready to go, that update handles a flaw with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. And that means you will have to wait for at least iOS 7.0.2 to get this problem taken care of"
so what i meant is that they should be a little fast, not to make users wait long.
5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 5593; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
It was just released. Things happen you
9. sprockkets (Posts: 1498; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Bulls. That isn't what you said about the Nexus 7 issues.
14. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1126; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
What i meant is that they should update it a little faster since that "Calling issue/bug" seems a little too trouble.
32. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
"Rico, we got readings of a brain bug sir!!" "brain bug?? whats that?? sum kind of super bug?!? " "better nuke that planet before its to late and have another Buenos Aries", "This place (cupertino) Crawls sir!!!"
17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Nexus 7 has touchscreen issues, has been fixed with update, Mxy's reaction; "Google needs to improve the quality control of their devices."
iOS 7 has an exploit that allows people to use phone functions and view all your pictures without putting in a passcode, apparently hasn't been fixed after 3 months of beta testing, Mxy's reaction; "It was just released. Things happen you
You really should think about what you say before it obviously points you out as being an extremely biased person who shouldn't be taken seriously.
22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Well said, Berzerk000. No one takes Mxyzptlk seriously since a long time ago, his trolling get old. :)
Talking about iOS 7, I have heard that a lot of people after updating to iOS 7 experience lag and it also very fast drain battery.
33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
There are some frame drops on the iPhone 5 (mostly the average consumer wouldn't be able to notice it), quite a few stutters on the 4S, and it's practically unusable on the iPhone 4, at least from what I could see. Not sure on battery life, though.
40. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
We have seen many bricked iPhone 4s 4Ses and 5s that were updated to iOS 7
23. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yup. We all know it just works!
Now starts the "serial updates"
37. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
unfinished products happen for apple you know
so its not just works anymore
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9689; Member since: 14 May 2012)
iOS 7 just released two days ago... Things are bound to happen.
28. PostalJim (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
So, what do they pay their people for? A Beta version? "Oh, No big deal. We can send out updates to fix glaring errors in a week or so, maybe." Trying to beat deadlines to release near competitor's release date. "Just get it out there!" Hey. All you ignorant manufacturers. Yes. We anxiously await the next gadget as soon as the newest one is here. But we can wait an extra few days. Really. We'll be ok. Just give us stuff that works. And doesn't compromise my personal information. I'll gladly wait an extra week or two. Promise.
6. darkkjedii (Posts: 14452; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
All this over a bug that will be squashed with an update.
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 14452; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
People go nuts over the smallest stuff LBH. Bugs are expected, and so are fixes. +1
29. PostalJim (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Small stuff? Access to personal accounts and info? I don't think I would want every picture on my phone to be seen by the world. Would you?
31. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
yuupp!!!! thats y i joined the Mobile Infantry!!! kuz i love killin bugs up close!!! ima EARN my citizenship the hard way n be a sky marshal one day!! (.....would you like to know more?!?!)
35. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2484; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I hear the corporal's a real nutbuster.
30. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
LMAO thats a pretty big ass BUG yo... lookin like Starship Troopers over there!!!
Wheres Johnny Rico n the Mini Nukes when u need em?? common isheep!! do u wana live forever?!?! (was a classic best movie ever, show the love)
7. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Apple should recall all the iphone 5S/C's and then scrap them all.
Then they should apoligise and bring out the iphone 6 in December for $199 no contract.
I think that is fair :)
8. nctx77 (Posts: 904; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Allen. F, where have you been dude. Both of these issues where reported yesterday and Apple already made a statement that a fix is on the way. The 7.01 update was just for the 5s and 5c and was being worked on before the phones were released. Stop trying to making this out to before than what it is. These little silly exploits happen to various phones all the time and get patched pretty quickly. If you want a real story, find someone that cracked the fingerprint scanner. Until then work on your reporting speed.
16. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Exploits in games are used to cheat all the time. So exploit=glitch. Glitch=no good. But seriously this is just the karma of apple fans coming back to them for bashing android. All that negative energy had to come back to them sometime. Apple fans making death threats to people because they don't use the same os? I say any ios bug is well deserved for stuff like that.
21. nctx77 (Posts: 904; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Death threats?!? Man what the hell are you talking about. They're just phones. It's not that serious lol! What I don't understand is why android lovers constantly question why people buy apple products. Why the hell do you care so much about what somebody else buys? Remember the cartoon on YouTube a few years ago with the guy constantly trying to convince the buyer that android was better and they should buy that instead of iPhone? This stuff happens in real life. s**t blows my mind.
25. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Lmao man im so serious. There have been apple fans throwing death threats to people who don't use mac os. It happened a while ago though. Look it up. And i even heard this guy on android central write a post about an apple fan lunging across the counter to choke a sprint rep when heard him say "i don't know why anyone would buy an iphone with the Evo lte out" I am not making this up!
34. tedkord (Posts: 6495; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yes, because iPhone users never make excuses about why so many Android phones sell. Or why Samsung has been so successful with Android.
15. xtroid2k (Posts: 502; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
I don't understand the idiocracy behind apple as of late. It is imperative they get this right so customwrs don't jump ship like the sinking titanic BB over there. The fact that apple is having all these security gaps leads me to believe that they think they are invincible. Nobody is invincible and any platform could take over if tge general public doesn't feel safe. Apple get you S**t together!!!
18. Finalflash (Posts: 2074; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Some of these problems cropping up were issues that existed on Android at GB. This update literally caught up with the functionality and design of Android 2.3. It's like both Apple and Android took the same path in opposite ways. One went low functionality high aesthetic appeal and the other went low aesthetic appeal and high functionality. Eventually both decided to bring the other's strengths to theirs (JB and project butter and then iOS 7). And even though iOS 7 doesn't completely catch JB, neither does every JB phone have the aesthetic appeal (mainly smoothness) of iOS (although butter on AOSP on the nexus devices is just leagues beyond iOS, but Ima have to included most phones not some).
24. -box- (Posts: 3953; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Best solution to make sure no one breaks into one's iphone: don't have an iphone!
After all, that's what the ads all.used to say.
They'll either fix it or call it a "feature".
26. Topcat488 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
New features: iCall- iSee- iUpload.
First thing tomorrow we'll have it patent.
27. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
To paraphrase Tim Cook: We at Apple want to get things right, not just throw everything in along with the kitchen sink.
36. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
well...here's a simple solution. why not just make sure a stranger or your idiot friends that would do some ridiculousness like access your photos & plaster them all over social media sites don't get a hold of your phone. why write an article about unrealistic scenarios of ppl who leave their phones carelessly laying around for some random person to mess with. next article, please.