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Apple iOS 9.0.2 Update Patches Lock Screen Bypass Exploit

Apple has rolled out the second minor iteration of its newest mobile operating system iOS 9, which fixes the iOS lockscreenvulnerability.

The widely publicized LockScreen bug allowed anyone with physical access to your iOS device running iOS 9.0 or iOS 9.0.1 to access allthe contacts and photos without unlocking the device.

Just one week after the last update iOS 9.0.1, Apple rolled out iOS 9.0.2 update that fixes:
·         iMessage activation problems
·         An issue with mobile data settings
·         An issue with iCloud Backup
·         An issue where the screen incorrectly rotates when receiving notifications
·         Improves the stability of Podcasts
According to an update on Apple's support website, the iOSlockscreen issue was the only security bug fixed in the latest iOS 9.0.2 release.

Last week, iPhone user Jose Rodriguez published a "dead simplemethod to bypass lockscreen of the devices running iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.1.

Using the benevolent nature of Apple's personal assistant Siri, anyone with physical access to the device could gain access through the lock screen. However, Rodriguez confirmed the flaw was fixed in iOS 9.0.2.


If you haven't updated your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices to iOS 9.0.2 yet, you can download the update right by going to Settings –> General –> Software Update on your iOS device and tapping on the 'Download and Install' button.

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