By Shailesh Shrivastava | Jun 16, 2013 09:28 PM EDT
Apple announced its upcoming mobile operating system, iOS 7, at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013 with great pride and the tech world went gaga about the features of the iOS 7. However, the new OS for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch still has some issues that compromise the security of its users.
According to a new report from Forbes, iOS 7 Beta comes with a bug that lets anyone bypass the lock screen and access the photos stored inside the device.
Jose Rodriguez, a 36-year-old Spaniard found a very easy way that allows you to enter an iOS 7 Beta 1-powered iDevice by bypassing the lock screen and after that you can meddle with the photos stored in the device. Rodriguez sent a video of the entire process to Forbes and the latter has verified and confirmed the hack.
This is not the first time Apple's iOS has encountered the lock screen-related bugs. In February this year, users had found a bug in iOS 6.1 that allows them to make calls, access the phonebook and modify contacts even when the iPhone is protected with lock screen code.
Apple took some time to patch the lock screen vulnerability; however, just a day after the Cupertino-based tech giant managed to remove the bug, users found another bug that allowed snoopers to enter an iOS 6.1.3 powered iPhone. The iOS 6.1.3 was released to fix the earlier lock screen issue.
Although the iOS 7 Beta has been released for Apple's registered developers only, people looking forward to running iOS 7 in their iDevices are also concerned about the latest bug.
Apple will definitely fix this bug before coming up with the Golden Master release, but it has put a series of question marks on Apple's dedication towards the user's security.
The company puts its any upcoming operating system through extensive testing even before release the beta version. However, users of Apple devices always experience issues related to battery drain and connectivity, and with the arrival of lock screen bugs in last three iOS updates, Apple is definitely going to bear the brunt of users ire, despite providing them with amazing features in iOS 7.
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