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
Apple is sending out iOS 7.0.2 on Thursday, to repair some security bugs