“Well, that was quick,” Don Reisinger reports or Fortune. “Earlier on Tuesday, reports surfaced saying that a bug in what appeared to be iOS 9 would have allowed hackers to access an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus owner’s contacts and photos. But that has issue has since been fixed.”
“When users now try to use the hack published recently on YouTube, they’ll find that Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri now asks them to unlock their device first,” Reisinger reports. “Previously, Siri would allow access to a person’s contacts and photos after users exploited a flaw in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.”
“As part of the latest fix, when users attempt to retrace the steps that would allow hackers access to their photos and contacts, Siri rebuffs the request,” Reisinger reports. “Rather than simply allowing a person to search Twitter from the lock screen, Siri says he or she will ‘need to unlock your iPhone first.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Boom! The iPhone gets even more secure.
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