"Open the iPhone door, Siri!" - Apple's digital helper coughs up another lock screen hole | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A hacker has found a way to bypass the iPhone 5 lock screen to get at your contacts. Ironically, he got in by asking Siri, Apple's voice-activated "helper."

The iPhone's lock screen is the easiest way to protect your phone from prying eyes in the event that it is lost or stolen - but activating Siri from the lock screen is like having no protection at all.

Siri caused other lock screen problems that needed fixing - it seems like déjà vu all over again - where holding down the home button allowed you to just ask nicely for your phone to bypass its own security.

The bug affects devices running iOS 7.1.1 - the latest Apple release.

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