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Video: iOS 7 bug gives everyone access to your photos, contact list and more

Published Sep 20th, 2013 4:50PM EDT
iOS 7 Bug

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Apple’s new iOS 7 software brings a log of great things to the table, but it also apparently brings a few serious security flaws that could expose users. Yesterday we told you about a pretty major oversight from Apple that lets thieves quickly and easily prevent iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners from using Find my iPhone to locate and recover their devices. Since then, another iOS 7 security flaw has been discovered. A hole exposed by Forbes and then flushed out by the security experts at Lookout allows anyone to bypass PIN or passcode-protected lock screens and send emails, update statuses on social networks or access photos, contacts and more. Apple told AllThingsD that it’s aware of the bug and is working to fix it. In the meantime, a pair of videos are embedded below to show you how easy it is to break past iOS 7’s security and run amok on someone’s device.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.