Yeah. They deprecated almost the entire Game Center library. I was working on a game and when I update to iOS7 I got tons of warnings. There is still more stuff that I need to update, but I'll do it later.
They aren't getting credit though because unless you're a developer, no one really cares. Most people want to see changes that effect them directly. That is something that I think Steve had a very good understanding of.
IIRC most of these bugs arise because of things that should be available while the device is unlocked: the dialler and camera for example. Camera is supposed to restrict gallery access and the dialler is supposed to only permit emergency calls. I'd expect that every app trusted with running while the device is locked will have these bugs as Apple goes forward too.
The bugs seem to a bit more nuanced than just testing for a locked device; the attacks seem to rely on performing actions simultaneously to exploit race conditions much like weird glitches in games. This class of bugs is really hard to test for due to the large search space. Model checking might offer a solution, but it's not a magic bullet by any means.
I showed this to my girlfriend and she thought it was a feature - seeing that if you /really/ need to phone someone, why not allow this in Emergency Mode, as it's probably an emergency anyway? Yeah, I am not sure about that logic.
I guess the official statement from Apple that they're working on the lock screen bugs is a case of "Apple never acknowledging a problem with their platform"? I guess they don't have a security-announce list where they post many bugs a month. I guess the message to go along with iOS 7 that lists a bunch of security researchers who disclosed bugs to apple shows their awful relationship with developers. What a bunch of FUD.
Really? For all these years I follow such things, nothing you said it's true.
Apple regularly posts security updates and notices, and they aknowledge the people who find them.
Heck, even besides security, the claim that "Apple has never acknowledged a problem with their platform" is totally BS.
Steve Jobs himself apologized for the iPhone 4 antenna, and there was also a public statement from Apple about iOS Maps. An of course, they also have the usual recall programs, for things such as faulty batteries, HD and such.
Really? Any and all lockscreen bypass go straight to mainstream tech outlets. There have been plenty for Android. The real question is why does Apple have this problem with seemingly every major release? This is not a remote exploit and should be publicly shown.
Beyond that there are many that feel if Apple doesn't want to participate in having a more responsive approach towards security why should people go out of their way to play nice with them? Give and take, Apple has played out the "we don't respond unless it's in the interest of saving public face or potential sales losses" far too long. Being overly secretive is a bad thing today, especially with regard to consumers expectation of going to bat for them when it makes sense. They've continually lost face with me (in this particular regard) over the years in their elitist stance. It's of their own doing and approach. And it's completely in their control to change.
With this in mind lock screens should be advertised as screensavers with passwords instead of actual lock screens; screens you tend to trust to protect your phone at all cost. Not screens which you can't be 100% certain of they actually lock your screen.