Apple released iOS 7.0.2 to fix the lockscreen bug, which allows users to access certain applications without the passcode. Just after a day, another iOS 7 lockscreen bug has been discovered that allows users to access the phone app and bypass the lockscreen without entering the passcode.
The bug was discovered by the folks at JailbreakNation. The good thing is that it only grants access to the phone application, and not the entire phone. Additionally, it may not be
Here are the step-by-step instructions, but they are not very simple to carry out.
- Make a phone call with Siri
- Click Facetime
- When Facetime pops up put your device to sleep
- Turn on your phone and swipe
- Answer and end the Facetime call at the other end
- Click the + cancel the menu and then end the call. After a while you will be in the phone app.
Once inside the phone application, the user can make calls from victim’s phone, send messages, etc. This process may require two iOS devices, but if you are worried, you can disable Siri on the lockscreen from the Settings.
You can check out the bug in action here.