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Apple aware of iOS7 security bug, says working to fix it

india Updated: Sep 21, 2013 16:50 IST
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Apple has reportedly said that it is aware of the security flaw in its latest iOS7 and the company is working to fix it.



The security flaws were revealed hours after the release by security experts who found that the Control Centre feature of the new system can be easily bypassed, allowing hackers to gain access to the user's photos, social media accounts and texts, without a password.

Apple spokesperson said that the company takes user security seriously and is aware of the security flaw adding that the patch to the issue will be delivered in future.

Jose Rodriguez of Spain's Canary Islands, found that if a user swipes the home screen and accesses the alarm clock, he can hold down the device's sleep button which brings the option to turn it off or lead to the multi-tasking screen, from where the user can access camera and photos or even their social media accounts.

According to the report, the security bug appears to affect iPhone 4S and 5 but not the recently launched iPhone 5S and 5C series, which come with a fingerprint scanning feature.