iOS7: Huge Hole in Security Could Risk User Information

September 20th, 2013  |  By Elizabeth O'Dowd




Millions updated their iPhones yesterday with the new iOS7, but there’s one problem; anyone can access your photos, email, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Jose Rodriguez, a 36-year-old soldier discovered the glitch and sent a video of him hacking his own phone to Forbes.com.


Essentially, anyone can swipe the home screen, open the alarm clock, hit the sleep button and instead of powering off, hit cancel. This brings up the multitasking screen with all of the windows for the intruder to select your Facebook, gallery and many other windows. For full details, check the video below.  


This technique has been tested on the iPhone 5, 4s and iPad. It is unknown whether it is the same for the new, 5c and 5s that were launched yesterday.


According to Forbes.com, Apple is aware of the problem and will be sending out an update, as soon as they can. In the meantime, iPhone users beware; either wait to update until the glitch is fixed, or keep a very close eye on your phone.  





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