Researchers attending the PacSec 2013 security conference in Japan have won nearly $70,000 after demonstrating how to compromise iPhones and a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android in a mobile version of the legendary Pwn2Own hacking contest.
Owners of iOS devices running the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system awoke to a display error in iOS 7's calendar app caused by the switch to daylight saving time.
Several AppleInsider readers have reported the line indicating the current time is displaced by one hour in the calendar app — for example, at 12:15 p.m., the calendar app draws the "current time" line in the slot for 1:15 p.m., despite displaying the correct time beside the line and in the system notification bar.
Apple last week released an iOS 7 software update fixing a security flaw that let users bypass the iPhone lockscreen to access a range of onboard information and online accounts.
IOS 7.0.2 seems to be mainly a security patch, but the update screen also says there is a new Greek alphabet keyboard option for entering a passcode.
The first big flaw discovered in iOS 7, which allowed users to sneak through the passcode screen, has been addressed by Apple in its 7.0.2 update. The new iteration, released on Thursday, also reintroduces the option to use the Greek alphabet keyboard for passcodes.
“It's great that they have released a fix in short order,” Erik Bataller, principal security consultant for mobile and cloud security company Neohapsis, told SCMagazine.com on Thursday.
An apparent bug in iOS 7's Background App Refresh implementation is causing users of certain third-party apps to be kicked out of login sessions, forcing them to reenter their credentials every few hours.
It is unknown at this time what exactly is causing the seemingly random logouts, though The Verge reports that app makers have narrowed down the culprit to a mechanism in Background App Refresh.