The iOS 7 surely gave Apple’s mobile operating system a revamp, but an age-old problem could not be rectified. It another feared lockscreen glitch that could give unwanted access to your device. The iOS 7 bug allows a person (with physical access to your phone) a limited amount of data acess, even when the four-digit passcode is enabled.This primarily happens when Apple’s Control Center feature is accessible in the locked state – as per initial reports as on Forbes. Since Control Center can be launched in this locked state by default, most people will be vulnerable, even iPhone 5S owners with the fingerprint sensor.
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To check the glitch out, we found that launching the alarm clock app, while holding down the sleep button and then canceling powering down the phone allows an attacker to multitask their way into the phone. All they have to do is press the home button twice. Reason to flinch – this makes limited but necessarily the private/important apps like Mail, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr accessible.
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While Apple works to fix this iOS 7 glitch, worried users can remedy the Control Center vulnerability by disabling the new feature’s use in the lockscreen.
Go to settings menu>select Control Center> turn off “Access to Lock Screen”. Phew!