Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest and fastest iOS 7 has not even done 24 hours round, and there are already security flaws surfacing regarding the latest iOS. There are claims that highly personal information like photos, Twitter info and email can be easily breached even though it has a password protected lock screen. The security failure will impact the users who have Control Center displayed on the lock screen.
Vulnerability shown in a video
According to Jose Rodriguez, a soldier living in Canary Island, who found the vulnerability, the security blemish will give access to anybody to penetrate lock screen within as fast as one minute, says a report from Forbes. The soldier put up a short video showing the technique.
Control Center feature in the latest iOS 7 is a useful one for quickly navigating from one function to another. The iOS 7 is better than the predecessors with a natural interface, but the latest video by Rodriguez shows that how the control panel can be accessed on the lock screen. Holding the iPhone’s sleep button gives a way to access some personal information. If the hacker presses a cancel option and click the home button twice, the multitasking screen displays where he can access the camera, photos and other information.
Temporary fix before Apple gives a solution
However, before Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) comes with a permanent solution, users can use these temporary settings to fix the issue: : Navigate to Settings -> Control Center and set “Access on Lock Screen” option to off.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) spokesman told Forbes that the company “takes security very seriously” and also it’s “aware of this issue. We’ll deliver a fix in a future software update.”
The 36 year old soldier Rodriguez is skilled enough to find security flaws in iOS as he found some laxity in the iOS 6.1.3 lock screen, and also, in a beta version of iOS 7. The iPhone maker fixed both the security issues, but the latest one in the iOS7 comes within 24 hours of the launch.
Control Centre has everything. iOS 7 security flaw has been on iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S, and the most recent iPad model. Apple’s iOS 6 was also a victim of this security failure and users will doubt the safety and security of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices with that kind of shortcoming.