Apple blocks pesky lock-screen intruders with iOS 7.0.2 update

An interesting article by Wilson Rothman at NBC News:
iOS 7.0.2 update screen

Apple iOS 7.0.2 update prevents people from accessing the multitask screen of a locked device.

Remember that bug that lets you dig into the camera and photos of a locked iPhone, and even send stuff to the owner’s email and social accounts? Well, Apple raced to lock it down with the 7.0.2 update available Thursday.

We tested the trick on three iPhones running iOS 7, and two of them allowed us entry, including a brand new iPhone 5S. We’re happy — well, maybe “relieved” is a better word — to report that the 5S in question, now updated, is no longer vulnerable to that kind of invasion. That is, you can no longer trick the locked iPhone into showing you the multitask screen.

Read the rest here.

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