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Apple fixes Siri exploit that gave access to contacts and photos without passcode

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Apple fixes Siri exploit that gave access to contacts and photos without passcode

Apple has fastened an exploit found out in iOS 9.3.1 this week that leveraged Siri to achieve access to photos and contacts on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without getting into a passcode. According to The Washington Post, an unnamed Apple spokesperson showed the exploit had already been patched this morning:

An Apple spokeswoman showed that the trojan horse used to be fastened Tuesday morning. Most shoppers will have to have a restore in position — without the will for a device update.

Demonstrated in a YouTube video that started doing the rounds on Monday, the exploit concerned the use of the voice-activated "Hey Siri" function at the lock monitor to ask Siri to seek Twitter for an e mail cope with. Once an e mail cope with used to be discovered, customers may just then 3-d Touch the cope with within the tweet and faucet "Add to present touch" within the context menu to achieve access to the telephone's contacts. Photos may just then be accessed by way of opting for a touch and tapping "Add Photo."

While it is undoubtedly a convoluted procedure, the exploit did permit access to probably delicate touch knowledge and photos without the will for a passcode. Now, then again, when you ask Siri to seek Twitter (step one within the procedure), the virtual assistant will now steered you to input your passcode.

The patch seems to were implemented on Apple's finish, so there is not any want to obtain a brand new update.

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