Here is another loophole for all iPhone enthusiasts and it has something to do with a security hole that has been categorized as a minor glitch by apple. Apparently the immediate resolution for this security hole is to reset the settings but the real issue has to do with potential openings given to attackers that can exploit the security holes and get access to files or maybe even do some mischief as most hackers are known to do.
Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock said, “The minor iPhone security issue which surfaced this week is fixed in a software update which will be released in September.”
There is a simple workaround, Bowcock said: iPhone owners can simply change the settings so double-clicking the emergency button returns a user to the home screen, which will present a password login field if password protection is turned on.
So a patch will be released by September and hopefully this issue will die down. But expect new problems to crop up once this has been settled. Being in the limelight and open for criticism is bound to result in a lot of things that should be considered and apparently iPhone has to be ready for them.
For a gadget that costs a lot, the iPhone is in for a lot of rougher sailing from the users and the critics. But before we advance a bit, it would be best to see first if this security glitch will be resolved with their so-called patch software due for release.