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Apple fixes iOS 7 lock screen exploit with new patch

iOS 7 was officially released eight days ago but just a few days later a person managed to find an exploit that would allow anyone to access certain apps and personal information without having to go through the lock screen. Today, Apple finally fixed that issue with the release of iOS 7.0.2.

9to5Mac reports that the new patch is available over the air for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices or it can be downloaded manually from Apple's website. In addition to fixing the lock screen exploit, iOS 7.0.2 also brings back a Greek language keyboard option for entering a password.

The original bug allowed people to access the photo app though a series of steps, even if the lock screen was enabled. The photo app could then be used to retrieve the email or social networking account of the device owner.

9to5Mac reports that Apple was testing this new patch for the last couple of weeks. The company is also supposed to be testing a larger patch, iOS 7.1. It's more than possible that it could be released around the same time that the company introduces new iPad models, which is expected sometime in October.

Source: 9to5Mac | Image via Apple

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