Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 update to fix Lock screen security issue

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Apple just pushed out a minor update to fix a major flaw. In Apple’s own words, iOS 7.0.2 “Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode.” Better get to downloading.

iOS 7.0.2

Previously, if you were running your camera app and had Control Center activated on your Lock screen, it was possible for anyone else to unlock your phone through a relatively simple series of steps. I’ve already downloaded and installed the update and attempted to bypass my phone’s Lock screen to no avail.

The update is available over the air, though you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. It’s only between 17-20MB, so it should only take about a minute to make your new operating system a lot more secure.

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