1. bahandi's Avatar
    Hey all. Not sure if this was posted already, but there's a bug that allows users to bypass your passcode and go straight into your photo gallery. Once there, they are apparently able to send your pictures out to wherever they want.

    I've been able to repeat the process on my wife's phone. I haven't tried sharing though.

    I'll update with a link to the video on YouTube once I find it.

    Edit: this is the closest link I could find at the moment. http://www.frequency.com/video/how-t...id=50-3_604454
    09-20-2013 12:45 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Just disable Control center from showing on the lock screen.
    ladyc0524, Fausty82 and bahandi like this.
    09-20-2013 01:51 PM
  3. jburke82's Avatar
    Saw that. I posted that a little while ago.
    bahandi likes this.
    09-20-2013 01:55 PM
  4. jraw23's Avatar
    To disable the control center from being accessed on the lock screen go to Settings > Control Center and then disable it from being accessed on the lock screen.

    Also don't you need the camera app to be already running on the device in order to access the photos. I have tried getting into my device by using that trick and it works, but I am unable to select any application I have running or the home screen. If I have the camera app running in the background I can access that though, as well as all of my photos. So if you do not feel like having to disable the control center from the lock screen you could always just make sure you close the camera app until Apple fixes the bug.
    bahandi likes this.
    09-20-2013 02:05 PM
  5. bahandi's Avatar
    Just disable Control center from showing on the lock screen.
    Excellent suggestion. Also another reason for people who dislike the Control Center to turn it off.

    However, many people like it. Even my stepson, who greatly dislikes anything Android related.
    09-21-2013 05:08 AM
  6. bahandi's Avatar
    To disable the control center from being accessed on the lock screen go to Settings > Control Center and then disable it from being accessed on the lock screen.

    Also don't you need the camera app to be already running on the device in order to access the photos. I have tried getting into my device by using that trick and it works, but I am unable to select any application I have running or the home screen. If I have the camera app running in the background I can access that though, as well as all of my photos. So if you do not feel like having to disable the control center from the lock screen you could always just make sure you close the camera app until Apple fixes the bug.
    Agreed on closing the camera app until a fix is released. I just hope, in light of all the bullying involving photos, the fix is soon. Not many people know about basic things like this.
    09-21-2013 05:12 AM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Excellent suggestion. Also another reason for people who dislike the Control Center to turn it off.

    However, many people like it.
    I keep it active within apps, but disabled from the lock screen.
    09-21-2013 05:19 AM
  8. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    iOS 7 Bug lets anyone break PIN security and access photos, contacts | BGR
    Is this still an issue? With Blackberry future for me uncertain, iPhone may be the way to go but???
    09-21-2013 05:52 AM
  9. bahandi's Avatar
    iOS 7 Bug lets anyone break PIN security and access photos, contacts | BGR
    Is this still an issue? With Blackberry future for me uncertain, iPhone may be the way to go but???
    Apple's been relatively quick in releasing fixes. And for now, there have been some "quick fixes" mentioned already.
    09-21-2013 09:19 AM

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