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2013-09-20 01:00:07 AM
Settings > Control Center > Access on Lock Screen = Off.
 
2013-09-20 01:19:36 AM
Spotted the setting on Wednesday after I downloaded it and knew this would be trouble.
 
2013-09-20 03:59:48 AM
So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G
 
2013-09-20 04:01:19 AM
So here is a walkthrough of how to do it. I had to do it at least 8-10 times before I could get it perfectly right to do it. Then the only thing I could access is my pics.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen when the phone is locked to bring up the control center.Press the camera app icon to open the camera and then press the home button to quit out. You will be back at the lock screen.Swipe up again, select the timer icon.Hold down the lock screen button to bring up the switch off phone option.Cancel the switch off phone option and immediately press the home screen button twice (there is a bit of timing here, some users are saying that a longer second press helps).Swipe through multitasking to the camera app and select it.You can now access all the photos on the phone by selecting them from the camera roll in the bottom left corner.
 
2013-09-20 04:11:38 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G


Next they'll tell you that if you physically steal someone's computer, it's possible to decrypt the Hard Drive and access all their data.
 
2013-09-20 04:18:23 AM

GWSuperfan: AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G

Next they'll tell you that if you physically steal someone's computer, it's possible to decrypt the Hard Drive and access all their data.


Did you know that pizza delivery places will deliver to any address in their delivery area based on the address you give them? That's going to bite someone in the ass.
 
2013-09-20 04:20:26 AM

TheGhostofFarkPast: So here is a walkthrough of how to do it. I had to do it at least 8-10 times before I could get it perfectly right to do it. Then the only thing I could access is my pics.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen when the phone is locked to bring up the control center.Press the camera app icon to open the camera and then press the home button to quit out. You will be back at the lock screen.Swipe up again, select the timer icon.Hold down the lock screen button to bring up the switch off phone option.Cancel the switch off phone option and immediately press the home screen button twice (there is a bit of timing here, some users are saying that a longer second press helps).Swipe through multitasking to the camera app and select it.You can now access all the photos on the phone by selecting them from the camera roll in the bottom left corner.


I love my waterproof, shockproof Samsung running 2 year old Android now more than ever before. Jesus Christ.
 
2013-09-20 05:03:51 AM

HotWingAgenda: I love my waterproof, shockproof Samsung running 2 year old Android now more than ever before. Jesus Christ.


Yes, thank goodness Android has no security weaknesses  whatsoever.

*cough*
 
2013-09-20 05:27:48 AM

HotWingAgenda: TheGhostofFarkPast: So here is a walkthrough of how to do it. I had to do it at least 8-10 times before I could get it perfectly right to do it. Then the only thing I could access is my pics.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen when the phone is locked to bring up the control center.Press the camera app icon to open the camera and then press the home button to quit out. You will be back at the lock screen.Swipe up again, select the timer icon.Hold down the lock screen button to bring up the switch off phone option.Cancel the switch off phone option and immediately press the home screen button twice (there is a bit of timing here, some users are saying that a longer second press helps).Swipe through multitasking to the camera app and select it.You can now access all the photos on the phone by selecting them from the camera roll in the bottom left corner.

I love my waterproof, shockproof Samsung running 2 year old Android now more than ever before. Jesus Christ.


I love that all of the above is bollocks.
 
2013-09-20 06:34:55 AM
Oh good, so someone actually has to get ahold of my iphone first. I was worried someone had already cracked Airdrop to do it remotely.

/Of course, one of my 3 year olds will figure out this trick in the next two-three days.
 
2013-09-20 06:56:36 AM

HotWingAgenda: I love my waterproof, shockproof Samsung running 2 year old Android now more than ever before. Jesus Christ.


I love my 3 year old iPhone running iOS 7... because I look at the settings and secure my phone.
 
2013-09-20 07:01:39 AM
Jobs' buddha nature has barely reached total consciousness and the company has gone to shiznit.
 
2013-09-20 07:37:37 AM
What fresh hell is this?
 
2013-09-20 07:37:38 AM

kregh99: Jobs' buddha nature has barely reached total consciousness and the company has gone to shiznit.


I'm pretty sure a hack like this is made possible on every new version of iOS since the beginning.  There are always 2 news stories you can guarantee will follow a new iOS release:  1) Someone figuring out how to jailbreak it, followed very closely by 2) Someone's figured out how to bypass the lock screen to see your stuff.

Apple will fix it fast and we'll all move on with life waiting for the next round.
 
2013-09-20 07:44:14 AM

HotWingAgenda: TheGhostofFarkPast: So here is a walkthrough of how to do it. I had to do it at least 8-10 times before I could get it perfectly right to do it. Then the only thing I could access is my pics.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen when the phone is locked to bring up the control center.Press the camera app icon to open the camera and then press the home button to quit out. You will be back at the lock screen.Swipe up again, select the timer icon.Hold down the lock screen button to bring up the switch off phone option.Cancel the switch off phone option and immediately press the home screen button twice (there is a bit of timing here, some users are saying that a longer second press helps).Swipe through multitasking to the camera app and select it.You can now access all the photos on the phone by selecting them from the camera roll in the bottom left corner.

I love my waterproof, shockproof Samsung running 2 year old Android now more than ever before. Jesus Christ.


Yeah you have a great device there-
http://bluebox.com/corporate-blog/bluebox-uncovers-android-master-ke y/

At least on the latest iOS it takes a little bit of work to get into the device and the only thing you can do is send photos not take over the whole phone.
 
2013-09-20 08:25:08 AM
That is not a bug, it is part of the Apple Experience!
 
2013-09-20 08:27:04 AM
"Technology security defeated with adequate time and direct access."
 
2013-09-20 09:18:35 AM

GWSuperfan: AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G

Next they'll tell you that if you physically steal someone's computer, it's possible to decrypt the Hard Drive and access all their data.


Well, this hack works a little faster than the millions of years that would take.
 
2013-09-20 09:28:39 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G


Thank you. If someone bad has my phone my email is the last of my problems.
 
2013-09-20 10:23:46 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G


I'm reading this as sarcasm, and I can't see how this isn't a big deal.
 
2013-09-20 10:38:06 AM

serial_crusher: GWSuperfan: AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G

Next they'll tell you that if you physically steal someone's computer, it's possible to decrypt the Hard Drive and access all their data.

Well, this hack works a little faster than the millions of years that would take.


NotSureIfSerious.jpg
 
2013-09-20 10:47:35 AM

mjbok: AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G

I'm reading this as sarcasm, and I can't see how this isn't a big deal.


Because as was posted at the top of the thread, disabling the control center neutralizes the "hack"
 
2013-09-20 11:12:05 AM

digistil: serial_crusher: GWSuperfan: AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G

Next they'll tell you that if you physically steal someone's computer, it's possible to decrypt the Hard Drive and access all their data.

Well, this hack works a little faster than the millions of years that would take.

NotSureIfSerious.jpg


I guess one of us is missing the point.  I'm pretty sure it's not me....
If a bad guy physically stole my computer, he wouldn't be able to decrypt the data without the key I encrypted it with.  Finding that key is going to take an astronomically long time (or a $5 wrench).
Same deal with a phone's lock screen.  You steal my locked phone and don't know the password, brute forcing your way in is going to take a while (or use the $5 wrench).

The phone allows you to do a few things (take photos) without unlocking, for convenience, but doesn't allow you to do other things (view previously-taken photos, send emails) without entering the password.  This guy found a bug that allows him to view photos and send emails without a password.  That's not something a person with physical access to the device should be expected to be able to do.
 
2013-09-20 11:18:08 AM

serial_crusher: digistil: serial_crusher: GWSuperfan: AverageAmericanGuy: So if you have access to someone's locked device you can turn off their security?

O M G

Next they'll tell you that if you physically steal someone's computer, it's possible to decrypt the Hard Drive and access all their data.

Well, this hack works a little faster than the millions of years that would take.

NotSureIfSerious.jpg

I guess one of us is missing the point.  I'm pretty sure it's not me....
If a bad guy physically stole my computer, he wouldn't be able to decrypt the data without the key I encrypted it with.  Finding that key is going to take an astronomically long time (or a $5 wrench).
Same deal with a phone's lock screen.  You steal my locked phone and don't know the password, brute forcing your way in is going to take a while (or use the $5 wrench).

The phone allows you to do a few things (take photos) without unlocking, for convenience, but doesn't allow you to do other things (view previously-taken photos, send emails) without entering the password.  This guy found a bug that allows him to view photos and send emails without a password.  That's not something a person with physical access to the device should be expected to be able to do.


You honestly think it's not currently possible to decrypt a HDD (without the key) in less than a million years?
 
2013-09-20 11:32:29 AM
Someone can access my photos on my iPhone?  But I like to take pictures of my DOB, SSN, and all my passwords....

I'M DOOMED!!
 
2013-09-20 12:11:35 PM
I work in the security field so I know everything is hackable and yada yada

But it always amazes me how the "hack" is a total string of random shiat, swipe up, hold this button, cancel, go back out, swipe again now hold this other button while also canceling the other, etc...

Who the fark discovers this kind of shiat???
 
2013-09-20 12:43:39 PM
<meh> You say bug Apple says "Feature".
 
2013-09-20 12:45:31 PM

maq0r: I work in the security field so I know everything is hackable and yada yada

But it always amazes me how the "hack" is a total string of random shiat, swipe up, hold this button, cancel, go back out, swipe again now hold this other button while also canceling the other, etc...

Who the fark discovers this kind of shiat???


If you read about the guy he finds this stuff all the time apparently because he works for the government in spain and he spends a lot of time sitting around so as he said "he puts his iphone through a lot of pain."
 
2013-09-20 01:05:35 PM

digistil: You honestly think it's not currently possible to decrypt a HDD (without the key) in less than a million years?


um, yes.  Maybe you'll get lucky after a few thousand years though.  Man will my face be red.
 
2013-09-20 02:00:54 PM

serial_crusher: e $5 wrench).

The phone allows you to do a few things (take photos) without unlocking, for convenience, but doesn't allow you to do other things (view previously-taken photos, send emails) without entering the password.  This guy found a bug that allows him to view photos and send emails without a password.  That's not something a person with physical access to the device should be expected to be able to do.


The bug allows you to access any previously opened application (anything that's in the multitasking application) as far as I read.

You also realize that viewing (through the stock gallery application) previously taken photos is actually pretty dangerous if they have cloud sync activated (a la Gizmodo editor's electronic life being deleted remotely)
 
2013-09-20 02:05:15 PM
Don't worry about anyone hacking into your phone. The new look makes the labels so hard to read that an intruder will never figure out where anything is anyway.

/Had to switch to a plain dark background.
 
2013-09-20 03:12:21 PM
The timing of this "discovery" is suspicious, to say the least.
 
2013-09-20 08:21:33 PM

SleepingEye: serial_crusher: e $5 wrench).

The phone allows you to do a few things (take photos) without unlocking, for convenience, but doesn't allow you to do other things (view previously-taken photos, send emails) without entering the password.  This guy found a bug that allows him to view photos and send emails without a password.  That's not something a person with physical access to the device should be expected to be able to do.

The bug allows you to access any previously opened application (anything that's in the multitasking application) as far as I read.

You also realize that viewing (through the stock gallery application) previously taken photos is actually pretty dangerous if they have cloud sync activated (a la Gizmodo editor's electronic life being deleted remotely)


Bolded part is wrong. you can only access the camera and photos then you can send them to people or post to twitter/facebook.
 
2013-09-21 12:39:33 PM

maq0r: I work in the security field so I know everything is hackable and yada yada

But it always amazes me how the "hack" is a total string of random shiat, swipe up, hold this button, cancel, go back out, swipe again now hold this other button while also canceling the other, etc...

Who the fark discovers this kind of shiat???


I have often wondered this myself. Some hacks seems so random that there would seem no way that someone would stumble upon that exact combination at just the right time. Maybe these are secret NSA back doors being discovered?
 
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