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Apple rolls out iOS 7.0.2 to fix lock screen vulnerability

Apple has released version 7.0.2 of iOS 7 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, to fix a security vulnerability that could let users bypass the passcode on the lock screen.


This particular vulnerability could allow unauthorized access to functions such as phone calls, photos, Twitter, and more, and while there’s no telling when a new lock screen bug will crop up, 7.0.2 should keep intruders at bay for a few days. The update also re-adds the Greek keyboard option for passcode entry, with its size varying between 17MB and 20MB depending on the device in use.

The over-the-air update requires a Wi-Fi connection to download and install, and as is usually the case, the rollout will be gradual, meaning it could be a day or two before you are able to update your device. Now, let’s hope Apple targets issues such as the background refresh bug for the next update – and perhaps they could add a warning that these software updates do nothing to help the iPhone survive under water?

Source: 9to5Mac

Abhijeet Mishra
Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found reading a novel or two.

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