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Apple outs iOS 7.0.2 to plug lock screen by-pass flaw

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Apple has released an iOS 7 update to remedy a security flaw that had allowed potential intruders to by-pass the iPhone's lock screen passcode.

Shortly after the revamped operating system became available to the public on September 18, a video of the flaw, which is activated by a series of complex commands was posted online.

9to5Mac reckons that Apple spent a couple of weeks of testing the iOS 7.0.2 update, which puts paid to the concerning bug.

The update is almost exclusively to plug the security gap, with the only other feature mentioned in the release notes is the return of a Greek keyboard option when entering the pass codes.

iOS 7.0.2 also brings the iPhone 5, 4S and 4 in line with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Those devices enjoyed an exclusive update with iOS 7.0.1 to accompany last week's launch.

The update can be obtained over-the-air by heading to Settings > General > Software update, or by tethering your iPhone to iTunes on your Mac or PC via USB.

It's is also thought that Apple is working hard on a larger update known as iOS 7.1, which could arrive alongside a pair of new iPad tablets in October.

Many iOS 7 users will be hoping that update will remedy the new, remained operating system's propensity to drink down iPhone batteries like they're going out of fashion.

Are you struggling to keep your handset going throughout the day? Here's a few handy hints and tips to preserve its life-force and until you reach the sanctity of a wall socket.

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