“The security protocol that enables Siri to communicate with Apple’s servers and return information via speech recognition has been cracked by developer Applidium,” Joe Aimonetti reports for CNET.
“In a nutshell, according to Applidium, ‘anyone could now write an Android app that uses the real Siri!’ The technology that Siri uses to communicate with Apple servers is not HTTP, as many developers may suspect,” Aimonetti reports. “In fact, Apple uses TCP to connect with Siri.”
Aimonetti reports, “Applidium is working on its crack tools for adding Siri to other devices. Currently, Applidium’s crack tools link (here) does not result in a product… Of course, all of this information is subject to change, as Apple is generally very quick and extremely adept at sealing security concerns, especially when it involves one of its prized products. I expect to see a restructuring of Siri’s security protocol in the iOS 5.0.2 update.””
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple will never allow Android settlers access, no matter how badly they want Siri.