Siri protocol cracked, could port to Android

“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.””

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple will never allow Android settlers access, no matter how badly they want Siri.


      1. I suppose this “news” is cheap PR by these cracking guys. They will not find a way, since this crack actually to work, fake iPhone 4S IDs are needed.

        Apple will find out fake device ID by additional information and block it anyway.

    1. Yes, but consider the effects.

      1. Siri still controls the way the info is gathered and delivered, removing pay-for-click, disrupting google’s revenue model.
      2. Plenty of people will conclude it’s easier to buy an iPhone rather than embrace some cobbled together piece of ….

  1. The dumb farts at Apple should have known we can break anything they have.

    Siri is pawned by Android it is ours too.

    There is no reason for anyone to pay that outrageous Apple tax when they can enter the World of free Android.

    1. …and Android can once again reinforce the fact that it’s just a ripoff of Apple’s work, even leeching off their server stuff. I’m sure that’s precisely the image Google wants to convey. 😉

    2. There is also no reason for anyone to work when they can enter the World for Free Money at Bank Robbery. 😀

      Seriously, the FBI should investigate this blatant violation of the DMCA.

    1. I like that sentiment. How ’bout if Apple pretends to be unable to defend against the Siri hack, but in fact is able to brick any Android phone that uses Siri? That would make Android devices even more useless than they already are. Sweet justice.

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