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Apple Remotely Fixes Siri Security Vulnerability

Apple Remotely Fixes Siri Security Vulnerability

Posted April 6, 2016 at 4:02pm by iClarified · 10919 views
Apple has remotely fixed a security vulnerability with Siri that allowed access to a user's contacts and photos without a passcode.

We posted on the flaw yesterday as discovered by Jose Rodriguez. The procedure involved using Siri to initiate a Twitter search then using a 3D Touch gesture on contact information to bring up the Quick Actions menu. Tapping Add to Existing Contact brought up your full contact list and adding a photo to the contact brought up your entire photo library.

Apple has now blocked the ability to perform a Twitter Search without entering your passcode first. This resolves the security risk but may annoy some users who use that feature frequently.

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