iOS 7 Flaw Lets Anyone Use Locked iPhone

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iOS is such an easy target, after one day the flaws start to surface. I guess the ones that can't have the fancy Siri (because Apple said so, not because their phones were not capable) are better off. The ones that can't even upgrade to iOS 7 are of course the winners.
A bunch of people at work were helpless today (and kinda useless, too), because their iToys were giving them fits during/after the upgrade. Also, missing features everywhere, according to their respective hardware versions. Apple gives everybody the iOS 7 version in the 'about' section, but under the surface lurk all kinds of crippled versions. Fragmentation at it's finest concealment.
 

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Its not an iOS 7 Flaw - those users are not holding the phone right.
Apple will send rubber bands to all those users to solve the problem.
 

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I just tried it, Siri still asks of the password if you try more critical things, for example accessing photos. Still I would like it to also block more basic stuff like posting to Facebook.
 

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Its not an iOS 7 Flaw - those users are not holding the phone right.
Apple will send rubber bands to all those users to solve the problem.
 

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Actually Apples products are known to be very insecure. At PWN2OWN they are normally the first systems to be cracked, especially Safari.

Android is better, but not by much TBH. What we need is a more Windows OS based phone to include AD style control. That would be nice.
 

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I think its funny all the hate Apple products get on these forums. The way some people act you would seriously think there foaming at the mouth as they type there comments.

One truly has to wonder how many of these people have given a Apple product a serious try?

I also wonder how many of them buy into the hype that Google is some kind of saint company that does no wrong.

The bottom line is all cell phone platforms have there pros and cons.

As far as the company's them self's go, if you think Google isn't as dirty as Microsoft and Apple your only kidding your self. The thing is Google is better at hiding there dirty secrets then the competition.
 

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I think its funny all the hate Apple products get on these forums. The way some people act you would seriously think there foaming at the mouth as they type there comments.

One truly has to wonder how many of these people have given a Apple product a serious try?

I also wonder how many of them buy into the hype that Google is some kind of saint company that does no wrong.

The bottom line is all cell phone platforms have there pros and cons.

As far as the company's them self's go, if you think Google isn't as dirty as Microsoft and Apple your only kidding your self. The thing is Google is better at hiding there dirty secrets then the competition.
 

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@otacon , September 20, 2013 5:18 PM
Seeing the fanboys slam Apple is amusing since Android has more security holes than Swiss cheese.

And yet when any of my Android devices are locked they are really locked and the only thing that can be done is to unlock the device or 911 period the end.
 

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ios seems to more like Android every day (good thing). A co worker was showing me all the new things that ios 7 can do. As I looked at my Note 2 saying got it, got it, got it,,,, have that too. It is weird that a company that sues for sliding to unlock blatantly rips off great features from Android. I guess imitation is the highest form of flattery. I am totally ok with the competition copying great features. Apple needs to stop the needless suing of the competition before Samsung really sticks it to them.

Attention ios users..... welcome to live wallpaper (you won't use it because of the iphones small battery, GS3 users have the same problem), welcome to real multitasking, better call management, better camera and gallery management, nearby sharing ( not really useful but the kids may like it)
Apple seems to think that they can turn something 90 degrees and all of a sudden..... they invented it.

I would be okay with Apple if they didn't sue for such silly things.
 

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Wow this is the third negative article about the iPhone I have read today on Tom's Hardware. What is it with you guys, do you just hate Apple?

I have IOS7 and yes Siri has limited function when the phone is locked, but hell it doesn't make the phone vulnerable. In fact, if I forget to open my phone and I ask Siri to make a call or something else EVERY TIME Siri responds tha I first have to enter the security code. I don't have a Twitter account or a Facebook account but Oh the horror if someone can post on one of those accounts through a locked phone (which I doubt).

I mean seriously, this article is just silly. It makes it sound like there is some serious flaw in the iPhone's security and when you read it we find out that someone might post to Twitter on a locked phone. OMG, could this article be more stupid????

EVERY function I have tried to use on the phone with Siri when it is locked would NOT work until the phone was unlocked and so I seriously doubt the veracity of this article. And BTW, if you are going to post to Twitter on a locked phone, just how would you type it? You could use Siri's voice command theoretically, but as I said, I doubt that will work.

While agree that unauthorized users should not be able to use a locked phone, this article is still just silly. If Twitter access is so earth shaking, the author should have explained some specific examples of "why" and given some real life factual examples of "how."
 

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IOS 7 users - Settings>general>pass code lock> toggle Siri off

TG did you repost this or do the research? I figured this one out in less than 1 minute...
 

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@ flong777 : Its not just twitter.. it can send messages and emails too. So it is kind of a big deal for iPhone users.
@ xombie2000 :Do you know what needs to be done for iOS 6? This flaw exists for iOS 6 too.
 

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Its not that hard to just disable Siri on the lock screen. That being said, disabled should be the default setting. Its not really a security problem, as its an option you can turn on and off, just the default setting is not the most secure and some users may not know to check it before assuming their locked phone has all access disabled.
 
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