Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 to fix lockscreen security bug

Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 to fix lockscreen security bug
As expected, Apple has released iOS 7.0.2 which repairs a lockscreen security bug. As we showed you last week, continually pressing the call button on the emergency dialer of a locked down Apple iPhone running iOS 7 will freeze the device and reboot it. But at the same time, the number dialed will still go through. That could allow someone stealing your iPhone to make international calls or calls to premium numbers and sticking you with the bill. In the same vein, despite having the lockscreen engaged, someone can open the timer app, hold down the power button, cancel the shutdown process and get access to the multitasking menu from which your camera roll can be entered. Photos can be deleted or edited or sent to your social networks by using the photo share feature.

Disabling the ability to access Control Center from the Lockscreen had been the only way for iOS 7 users to have some protection until now, with the iOS 7.0.2 update. You can get to the update manually by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Besides getting rid of the security bugs, the update also reinstates a Greek keyboard option for a passcode. With the Touch ID fingerprint scanner built into the home button of the new Apple iPhone 5s, Lockscreens could be going the same way as the dinosaur


source: CNET

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45 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple isn't playing around, I'm living this aggressiveness by them. Keep it coming Tim

6. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Apple has always done a good job of fixing problems pretty quickly, and getting it to customers. I am really hoping they still change some of those icons though.... (safari)

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man liftoff, I like that one. Photos can change though.

26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Deja Vu?? This feels like iOS6 with all those updates to prevent lock screen bypass...and there were more than one updates for that.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man I just love that they're on it.

36. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

True that. But they should've made sure before it was released. Granted everything is not perfect, but iOS7 ain't a small thing and the previous version became a notorious subject for worry in dealing with the lock screen. They should've merged version 7 and 7.0.2...and call it a wholesome iOS7.

28. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

They're on fire man. 2 updates since the release of iOS 7(one was for the iPhone 5s)

2. ijustcoolin

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

I had beta version on mah phone not getting any update after 7.0

8. Sauce unregistered

You have to find a public release firmware, toss it on your computer, shift-click "update" and point to the file location of that said firmware. You can find them here. http://www.idownloadblog.com/download/

3. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

I really have to give Apple a lot of credit on how quickly they release their updates.

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

2 updates just to fix 2 stupid bugs...Really, they dare to say the iPhone and iOS is meticulously built on their website?

9. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

At least Apple fixes there problems. I had plenty of issues with my Android for 1 year and still have issues that never have been addressed. Really? Stop playing as if you like your low budget android . Only people like yourself make lame A.. Comments only when they carry a piece of crap phone so you can try to pull pathetic people Into your sad pathetic world. .

18. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lmao and who said anything about him having a cheap phone? Apple fixes problems? Lol iphone 4 bumper anyone? Apple maps? Lockscreen issues that keep coming back? Apple just seems to be releasing beta software. This is the same crap that happened with ios6. This what happens when ifans pretend like apple fixes everything......BUT WAIT A MINUTE. IT JUST WORKS RIGHT? RIGHT?http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1589950

19. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Give me a version of Android and i'll google the bugs list for you. Better yet, give me a name of a phone and I'll google the list of issues with them. Apple is good at releasing their updates. You have tons of Android phones that was released in the past year or so that are not even getting any bug fixes/security updates.

25. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lol any and i mean ANY phone can have a problem. Most so called problems from android phones come from user error. Ex:My phone is slow. It must be broken. Answer. It may be the network for all we know. I knew this one user who said he had an asus transformer which took 30 seconds to open a basic app. Lol either he was trolling HARD or he had a defective unit. I have an old lg optimus m which i can clock to 122mhz and it won't open a basic app that slow! But with the way you make it seem is that apple releases a update to end all updates. Explain other users who update and STILL have bugs. That it just works bs isn't going to fly anymore!

27. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LOL...if you have an issue with Android, it's user error. Comment of the day right there. http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list

29. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lmao i find it funny how you ignored my example! Lol a lot of basic users do feel the need to blame the phone for every little thing. Like this one chick thought her phone was defective. But it was really just syncing contacts because sometimes when you first setuo accounts on a device it will be slow at first but only for a little while. I never experienced this but it happens. Oh and i will just leave this herehttp://i44.tinypic.com/atrxuu.png And this toohttp://www.apple.com/support/iphone/ Oh and this http://www.ibtimes.com/ios7-waterproof-prank-fake-apple-ad-tricks-users-destroying-waterproof-iphones-1410556

39. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Let iOS users enjoy their bug fixes and let Android users root their phones so they get the bug fixes while voiding warranty.

41. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lmao root their phones like you did yours? The fact you even own an S4 is the REAL comment of the day! You put android users in an imaginary category but you own one. Which means you pretty much refer to yourself in every post you bash android.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

... You can stop the Apple bashing now. It's older than some of the display models on dinosaurs at a museum. Just let it go bro.

24. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Are you talking about IOS7? /jk

32. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It deserves it! Most obliged! ™

33. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Oh yeah? Like what? Android bugs are either so small they hardly count as bugs (more or less minor annoyances) or they're huge bugs like bypassing lockscreens or sudden death, the latter fixes are being rolled out rather quickly, my S3 got the update to fix sudden death 2 weeks after the bug was found and Samsung said they were going to release a fix. Android is like the real world, you can't keep running to mummy for help at everything that's wrong in your life, sometimes you gotta use that brain(or rather your lack thereof) she gave you to fix your own problems.

35. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What brains! Animals don't have them! ™

38. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I own an S4 broseph.

40. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But your still a Apple Fanboy™ And that's ™Trademarked and certified in you®

34. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Our world is not sad and pathetic! We rejoice We serenade We are free We chose We have prestige We are not you We are not animals We are not controlled We are not insulted by disgusting names We are not terrorised We like and pride this We are not cults, hippies, junkies ™®©

5. ijustcoolin

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Can any one help me with this ! I have ios7 beta and it say 7.0 but i have other devices it showing update to ios7.2 but not my phone that is on beta version .... Is any one having same ishu please help

7. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

you better hurry up and downgrade to iOS 6.1.4 if you're in any beta including gm it wont let you update to the new updates

11. ijustcoolin

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

i DONT AGREE... thanks to u sir.... but my question remains same.... its so bad... i think thousand of people have beta ver 7 now they have to get updates have to go like this ? its verry tuff... please phone arena you people should put this isshu in forums and respected people... i have 4 beta devices in mah house i will get mad getting all update like this ... please help in easy way ....

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