Here’s a news for all the iOS 7 users to make you aware that a bug has been recently found in Apple’s iOS 7 that allows attackers disable “Find my iPhone” on the device without typing a password, and thus allow users to no way locate their device on iCloud.com, once the attacker disables it. Thanks to a Bradley Williams who discovered the exploit, and added to make the necessary changes to avoid the bug.
The exploit involves making some changes to the iCloud account in the settings app, even if the user don’t know the password. For those who are not aware of the purpose of “Find my iPhone”, this app allow users to locate, make sound and wipe out their lost or stolen device using iCloud’s interface. If the app is disabled, users will not be able to locate the phone in case of lost or stolen.
However, the folks over Macrumors has tried to check whether the bug exist on an iPhone and an iPad device running an iOS 7.0.4, and has successfully found out the bug, but the bug was not found on a device running iOS 7.1 beta which means the bug will be fixed in the coming update i.e. iOS 7.1 which is expected to arrive for devices on this March.
So, iOS 7 users have to wait for the next update to get the bug fixed, but before that users can make sure that the device should be well-protected by a Passcode or a Touch ID (for those using iPhone 5S). Stay tuned for more updates.
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