You can still enable WiFi while in airplane mode...
That's true. But as soon as you enable WiFi the "lock" signal will be delivered. The exploit requires Siri - either cellular or WiFi - and the lost-mode-activation will be delivered as soon as networking is enabled - either cellular or WiFi. Airplane Mode with WiFi enabled isn't 100% genuine "Airplane Mode".
"Unfortunately, iOS is no stranger to lock screen bypass bugs, as evidenced by iOS 7, iOS 6and iOS 4."
It would be nice if during the public betas this would be discovered but the problem here is that this is not a lock screen as the name would implied.
The screen needs to:
-Allow 911 calls-Allow notifications (reminders, passbook, etc)-Respond to Siri (if enabled)-Answer phone calls and facetime-Play audio-Allow navigation apps (google/apple maps, etc)-Allow Apple pay-Allow Photos app-Allow control center
krreagan wrote: »
Why do people still have 4-6 digit codes if they have important data on their phones? that's just dumb!
I have a 10 alphanumeric code that I only have to use after a reboot... otherwise it's touch ID! This is much faster! and more secure then a 4-6 digit code...
... Still needs fixing!
Nice. It would be cool if you could chose what you had in Control Center, as I never use Airplane Mode, but I use the flashlight all. the. time.
Yet another lock screen bug. It's nothing new and nothing to really panic over IMO.
Even though this one likely affects more devices, I bet it will be used in the wild about as much as the latest Android lock screen bug:
they should switch quick, the malware and "professional security" of android is once again under threat.
That is to say almost no one will actually have this happen to them.
I'm betting Apple will have a patch out soon enough.
Same reasoning behind having simple tumbler locks on their doors or no fire suppression system in their kitchen : a perception the individual threat is low or nonexistent.
Totally agree. I've been wanting a customizable Control Centre for awhile now. Also, dynamic icons, like Clock and Calendar, would be nice. Seeing a quick glance of the current temperature on the Weather app would be neat. I guess we will have to wait and see.
tenly wrote: »
Even with all of the dumb things people say on here every day, your statement is in contention for one of the dumbest. It's bull. If this is for real (and not a fake video), it's clearly a bug which Apple should - and will - fix!
Not everyone has something to hide, or sensitive information stored on their device. Many people still do not use any password at all...but for those that do - as long as they understand the implications of the passcode, it's a valid choice for them to use the simple passcode if, in their opinion it provides "enough" protection for them. Perhaps they protect their phone as well as they protect their wallet and they are comfortable with the risk that *IF* their phone is lost or stolen, it could be compromised easily. That's their choice to make!!! For some people the only risk in losing their phone is that someone could make long distance calls on it! For someone truly worried about privacy and security, they should absolutely use a longer, complex passcode - but just because somebody opts for a lower level of security does not at all make them DESERVING to be susceptible to a bug in their OS code.
SpamSandwich wrote: »
If anyone uses Touch ID to open their phone/iPad they put themselves in legal jeopardy. According to the law, you cannot be "forced" to provide your password to law enforcement, but you can be forced to use your fingerprint. If you want your privacy and property protected, use a password and restrict Touch ID to Apple Pay.
Because some people want to have a right to privacy and the right to not self incriminate.
In the personal example you used the burden of proof should be on your ex and the police. You are innocent until proven guilty. If you know you are innocent, then you should tell them "prove it, I know my rights as an American citizen." If she said that you sent threatening texts she should have to provide that evidence from her phone. Not yours.
The "if you are not guilty/have nothing to hide" argument is a scary and slippery slope. I do not want to live in a police state with no rights.
Read the article...
AppleInsider independently confirmed the bypass' validity in a series of tests.
jbdragon wrote: »
If your phone is stolen, this trick can be used to unlock your phone and wipe it and sell as a used phone for a whole lot more money then as a locked out phone that is almost worthless except for parting it out. Making iPhones a target once again.
fallenjt wrote: »
you should stop your stupid ass defense if you also use 4-digit PIN. You people are probably those use "Password" or ""123456" as computer passwords. Sure, absolutely deserve it. Apple will fix this minor thing. However, no one can protect the stupid.
johnnyb0731 wrote: »
Which means it's on a network and can be remotely erased
fallenjt wrote: »
stop the crap. If you are not guilty of anything, why care about cops asking for phone access? I showed cops my txt befor to prove innocent when my Ex accused me of threatening her. Big deal.
Don't you know that this guy lied us? His finger tap home button and then iphone was unlock before Siri. If u use non touch id finger to do that, I guarantee that u can't bypass