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iOS 7 Update Download Free: Apple Releases iOS 7.0.2 to Fix Lock Screen Security Bug

( [email protected] ) Sep 27, 2013 11:02 PM EDT
Apple released an update for iOS 7 just a week after its launch to close a security hole in its lockscreen which allows users to bypass the passcode security and hack into the owner's content.

Apple released an update for iOS 7 just a week after its launch to close a security hole in its lockscreen which allows users to bypass the passcode security and hack into the owner's content. 

The 7.0.2 update, which went out Thursday morning, fixes a bug that would let users bypass the lock screen without punching in the four-digit code and make calls. That security issue was discovered just hours after the public update was released, and would give anyone direct access to recently used applications or share photos. 

The iOS 7.0.2 version is also available for the newer iPhone 5s and 5c, although the bug was not demonstrated on those phones.

The download, which varies in size from 17MB to 20MB depending on the device, is free. 

Aside from fortifying the iOS 7 lock screen, version 7.0.2 brings back the option for a Greek keyboard for passcode entry.  

Those interested in downloading the iOS 7.0.2 can go to your device's "General" settings menu and hit "Software Update."