Video: Major security flaw found in iOS 7 lock screen

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iOS 7 Lock Screen Security Flaw

iOS 7 Lock Screen Security Flaw

Every major new software release has its share of bugs and security holes and the developer edition of Apple’s iOS 7 is no different. Forbes points us to a new video showing how to completely bypass the iPhone’s password protection by accessing the calculator available on the lock screen. As Forbes describes it, users can bypass the password screen “by opening iOS’s Control Room and accessing the phone’s calculator application before opening the phone’s camera,” which will then let them “access, delete, email, upload or tweet the device’s photos without knowing its passcode.” The new security flaw in iOS 7 is the second lock screen-related hole found on iOS this year, as earlier hackers found a way to bypass the password protections on iOS 6.1. The full video demonstrating the security flaw is posted below.

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