Apple has released an update to its mobile operating system to fix a security bug that allowed users to bypass the lock screen passcode on iPhones and iPads. The update -- iOS 7.0.2 -- also brings back a Greek keyboard option for typing in passcodes.
According to Forbes, the ability to bypass the lock screen was discovered by Jose Rodriguez, 36, who is a soldier living in Spain.
Rodriguez demonstrated his findings in a video, which shows him exploiting a vulnerability in the alarm clock to let him access the phone's multitasking screen.
The hack works by launching the alarm clock, then holding down the home button to pull up the "slide to power off" option. After hitting cancel, instead of turning off the phone, a multitasking screen appears, which shows apps that are running. Rodriguez demonstrated that he was able to launch apps like Twitter and access the photos.
Bypassing the passcode isn't the only security concern to arise since Apple's September launch of new products. A German computer club was able tojust days after the flagship smartphone went on sale.
The software update does not address complaints from users on Apple's customer support forum that claim iOS 7 is causing motion sickness.