iOS 7 and iPhone 5S: The Security Holes Found so Far

iOS 7

Lately, it seems everyone is finding little security holes and ways through iOS 7 and its lockscreen. Rather than post another one, we just figured we’d round them up into one post. That way, you don’t have to keep reading around.

While most of them don’t seem entirely threatening, one of them does seem like it can be a problem. Let’s take a look.


1) Access Photos, Email or Twitter

This is perhaps the easiest of the bunch to pull off. However, according to a Forbes report, it grants access to lots of information. Apple is working on fix, so it hopefully won’t be around for long. It involves Control Center and the alarm clock.



3) Bypass Touch ID

It’s possible to bypass Touch ID using simple materials. However, it’s not quite as easy as it sounds. Aside from acquiring the materials, which are relatively easy to get a hold of, the person must lift the user’s fingerprint. This is not as easy as it sounds, because it must be the correct fingerprint. If they keep messing it up, they will still have to use the passcode, defeating the purpose of the fancy little trick.



4) Lock Screen Phone Call

You can make a phone call from the lock screen. It involves going to the emergency call dialer and tapping in a number. After that, you tap a few buttons and you can get a call through without having to unlock the iPhone. The good news is that it doesn’t seem to grant them access to any personal information.



Time to Worry?

Probably not. The average person picking up your iPhone probably doesn’t know how to access things. Even if they did, it’s hard for them to do much with it. It’s essentially a bricked phone they can look at photos on at worst. Still, let’s hope Apple fixes these issues.


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