iPhone 6s bug lets hackers bypass your lock screen – but there’s a fix

First bug that has been discovered using Siri and 3D Touch. But the article tells you how to fix it.

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Apple might be working on making iOS more secure than ever, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t bugs in the operating system that hackers can exploit to access data on the device. One such newly discovered issue affects only the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as it takes advantage of the 3D Touch functionality on the phone to bypass the lock screen and access contacts and photos.

However, you can fix it yourself while you wait for Apple to roll out a permanent fix.

The issue is rather simple, Ipaderos explains. Invoking Siri on the lock screen is what triggers the bug. Ask the virtual assistant to search Twitter, and tell it to search for an email address from Gmail or Yahoo. Once it finds one, tap on a result with a valid email address and 3D Touch the email address, so a contextual menu pops up. It’s there that you can take advantage of the flaw, as you’ll want to create a new contact or add it to a new…

Read the entire article from BGR here: iPhone 6s bug lets hackers bypass your lock screen – but there’s a fix

 



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