Apple’s iOS 7 beta vulnerable to passcode bypass

We all know the one major sore-point for Apple and iOS 6 has been the lock screen and the multiple ways you can bypass the passcode screen on a device running that version. Unfortunately, a similar bug persists in iOS 7 as well

Apple's iOS 7 brings a number of cosmetic and visual changes, but somehow the lock screen remains leaky. According to Forbes, the iOS7 lock screen can be bypassed thanks to one of the new features in the OS, the Control Center. The Control Center, which can be accessed from any screen in iOS, brings shortcuts to four frequently-used apps. By opening up the Control Center, and launching the Calculator app and then launching the Camera app once again through the Control Center in the Calculator screen, anyone can access, delete, email and tweet the pictures in the Camera Roll. All this without having to enter the passcode on the lock screen. Watch the video below to see the flaw in action.



It must be noted at this point that iOS 7 is still only in beta and only seeding to iOS developers. Of course, this would have been a huge security flaw in the retail version of the OS, but at this moment, it’s just a bug fix away from being squashed.

Just the same, we wouldn’t recommend leaving your iOS 7-running iDevice out of your sight lest some miscreant finds a way to tweet that embarrassing picture of you picking your nose.

Published Date: Jun 13, 2013 04:19 pm | Updated Date: Jun 13, 2013 04:19 pm