iOS 10 Latest News and Update: Siri Feature Poses Big Security Risk For iPhone Owners : iOS 10 hasn’t exactly impressed thus far and the latest reports prove such. The latest Apple operating system has been known to offer compatibility and security issues and the latest one involves one of its key features – Siri.
iOS 10 hasn’t exactly impressed thus far and the latest reports prove such. The latest Apple operating system has been known to offer compatibility and security issues and the latest one involves one of its key features – Siri.
Siri is, of course, Apple’s patented virtual assistant, making it easy to navigate and carry out commands on devices. Right now, the feature is reportedly flawed and something that could lead to unwanted intrusion from attackers.
Personal Data At Risk
The whole iOS 10 issue involving Siri starts when it is asked: “Who Am I?” Obviously, Siri will look for the iPhone information which includes the phone number.
Once the phone number is shown, an attacker can use FaceTime using a different phone to access the device. A simple tap on the messages (done via VoiceOver) would allow attackers access. One letter typed alone may already list down the contacts, Gizmodo reported.
How to prevent intrusion for now?
With the flaw yet again surfacing on iOS 10, it would be best to disable Siri for the meantime. This can be done by clicking on the phone’s Settings – General – Passcode Lock and disabling the “Allow Access When Locked” for Siri, ZDNet reported.
Apple has yet to address the matter though it could be a high-risk issue that iPhone owners may eventually regret. Considering Apple has released consecutive updates, it seems new ones have cropped up.
This latest flaw follows a series of problems caused by the iOS 10 on the iPhone. Security issued tied up to iTunes also came out previously but it looks like there is more to cover.
The only consolation Apple has right now is that iOS jailbreakers have failed to exploit. Thus far, no iOS 10 jailbreak has come out in the open despite the bugs of the latest mobile operating system. source:morningnewsusa