Apple Bytes: iOS7 Bugs & Judge Dredd on iTunes!

apple-bytes-logoWithin a few hours, they’d discovered major flaws… sloppy work Apple! Meanwhile, 2000 AD release the complete works of Dredd in an iTunes app! ūüôā

No sooner had the iPhones 5C/5S¬†and iOS7¬†been released, TWO major flaws were discovered: the fingerprint sensor can be hacked ridiculously easily, and there a big access bug in iOS7! ¬†A group of German hackers¬†found a way to bypass Apple’s TouchID, and demonstrated that a fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone. The print was first photographed with 2400 dots per inch (dpi) resolution, and the resulting image then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto a transparent sheet with a thick toner setting. Finally, pink latex milk or white wood glue was smeared into the pattern created by the toner on the transparent sheet. After it had set, the thin latex print was lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone. One only has to imagine that an advanced 3D-printer could probably do the same!

Apple revamped iOS¬†7,¬†but an age-old problem could not be rectified: it’s¬†another feared lockscreen¬†glitch that could give unwanted access to your device. This iOS¬†7 bug allows a person (provided they have¬†“physical” access to your phone), a limited amount of data access, even when the four-digit passcode¬†is enabled. This primarily happens when Apple‚Äôs Control Centre feature is accessible in the locked state – since Control Centre can be launched in this locked state by default, most people will be vulnerable, even iPhone 5S¬†owners with the fingerprint sensor. At first it was marginalised to accessing photos etc, but now you can get around¬†security to make calls –¬†Nice one, Apple!! For news of this bug (& others), and how to get a round them, go to Time Tech.

2000 AD and partner Rebellion have release almost 30 years of Judge Dredd on the world to download right now onto your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Retailing at £9.99/$13.99 each, these volumes reprint every Judge Dredd story from 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine in chronological order. The Case Files, of which 150,000 print copies have been sold globally, feature work by the biggest names in the British comic book industry including John Wagner, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Dave Gibbons, Mark Millar, Brian Bolland, Carlos Ezquerra, Mick McMahon, Alan Grant, John Smith, Brendan McCarthy, Garry Leach and many more. Volume 21 in the continuing series is out next month and more volumes are scheduled for regular release in the future.

GS Reporter: SilverFox

Sources: iTunes, BBC, Time Tech

More from the world of Geek Syndicate

3 comments

  1. montoc1701 /

    Samsung baby, SAMSUNG!!!!

%d bloggers like this: