Apple addresses iOS 7 passcode bypass flaw

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Apple addresses iOS 7 passcode bypass flaw

Eliminates in update.

Apple has released an update to its new mobile operating system to address a flaw which allowed users to bypass the passcode screen. 

The iOS 7 operating system was released on Sept. 18, and almost instantly a vulnerability was discovered. Jose Rodriguez, who gained fame in the past for finding ways to slip past Apple's iOS security protocols for lock screens, discovered the latest passcode bypass.

Rodriguez took to YouTube to demonstrate the flaw, which was exploitable on iPhones and iPads operating iOS 7. The workaround is very similar to an iOS 6 flaw, also discovered by Rodriguez.

The flaw has been addressed by the 7.0.2 update released by Apple today. The new iteration also reintroduces the option to use the Greek alphabet keyboard for passcodes.

The technology giant has not commented on replicated fingerprints that have been shown to work on Apple's new Touch ID sensor, exclusive to the iPhone 5s.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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