In the New York Times' Bits blog, information upon the misuse of iOS security feature has stirred debate over the safety of using the feature. Through the blog, it has been informed that the iOS security feature can be misused by mischievous people. The device can be used for secretively getting hold of the users' photographs.
It has been informed that when a user provides location information of the videos to the device, the information becomes easily accessible to the third party. It is not for the first time when questions have been raised over the security of the usage of the gadget.
Nick Bilton from the New York Times gave a demonstration showing as to how the iOS security feature can be misused. While commenting upon the easy accessibility of the photos and videos, the co-founder of Curio, David E. Chen said, "The location history, as well as your photos and videos, could be uploaded to a server. Once the data is off of the iOS device, Apple has virtually no ability to monitor or limit its use".
Apple was also contacted to comment upon the security issue but it declined to comment at the moment. However, it has been informed that the loophole would be fixed soon by the concerned party. It has come to light that an app Path was being used for downloading the personal information including the contact information from the devices.
During an investigation, it came to light that there are many developers who have been following the footsteps of Path in stealing the contact and other information from the device. The concerned groups are waiting for Apple to comment upon the security issue. However, Apple has assured that it would be working towards fixing the loopholes of security.
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