Researchers See New iPhone Security Flaw Courtesy of Siri

Jaycee De Guzman October 1, 2013 0
Researchers See New iPhone Security Flaw Courtesy of Siri

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Another iPhone security flaw has been discovered by researchers. This time, it’s between the iPhone’s lock screen and the virtual assistant, Siri. According to an Israeli security researcher named Dany Lisiansky, another way to bypass the new iPhone 5S’s fingerprint scanner and security code entry. The bypass will enable the unauthorized user to access different phone functions that post a serious threat against the owners’ privacy and security. The newly-discovered glitch will be a fresh addition to the several security flaws already learned by hackers and phone experts continuously keeping an eye on Apple’s products.

How Do You Do the iPhone 5S Bypass Via Siri?

The lock screen bypass will open the gates into the phone’s different functions and applications such as access to contacts, phone’s calling app and even voicemail. Lisiansky listed seven easy steps hackers need to make to bypass the iPhone lock screen.

  1. You should make a phone call using Siri or voice control.
  2. Click the FaceTime button.
  3. During the FaceTime App shows, tick the phone’s Sleep button.
  4. Unlock the iPhone.
  5. Answer and end the FaceTime call.
  6. Wait for a few seconds.
  7. All you have to do now is to wait for the phone app to appear.

There you have it. You can now access the app courtesy of Siri.

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The Only Solution Existing for the iPhone Security Glitch

Researchers See New iPhone Security Flaw Courtesy of SiriFunny how it seems but the only solution experts know about the iPhone security flaw courtesy of Siri is to disable the virtual assistant itself. Although the famous virtual assistant has been known to be helpful in organizing and doing stuff through the iPhone, it has also been notorious in causing glitches such as allowing anyone to use a locked iPhone in posting on Facebook and Twitter, sending texts and email messages and accessing the phone’s contacts and calendar by utilizing Siri’s voice command function. The virtual assistant was made to be helpful to users but it seems that it was not tested properly in securing the user’s privacy. As of now, the best way to prevent this serious iPhone security flaw to happen is to disable Siri. Serious security-conscious iPhone users have already done it for a long time.

Is Siri giving you help or causing you harm? Did you already experience that iPhone security flaw?

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