Apple has released a new update for iOS 7 to fix the lock-screen bypass bug that caused a storm in the tech community when it was revealed a week ago.
The bug allowed users to access Facebook, Twitter and email via the iPhone’s camera app, without unlocking the device. All that was required was a swipe up to access Control Center and using a few taps and home button presses to get into the phone’s social features without having to enter a passcode.
Following Forbes’ publication of a YouTube clip showing off the bug, Apple said it ‘took user security very seriously’ and that it was working on an update.
That update, iOS 7.0.2, is out now. As well as fixing this rather embarrassing issue, there’s also a Greek keyboard for entering passcodes. Just in case you’re of that persuasion.
The bug has not affected iOS 7 take-up. Analytics firms have suggested the platform is now running on 50% of all iOS devices. That's 14% faster than the rate of adoption of iOS 6 last year.
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