As everyone knows, Apple denied the US authorities request to unlock the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist. However, the governmental legislators may want to discover if there is a method to access private data on these phones without needing to unlock the device.
It may be surprising to find out that other users can gain access to an iPhone without even knowing the password locking it. However, there is a positive aspect in this entire problem. By changing just one configuration, the owner will remove this vital issue and make sure the all sensitive details are safe.
Siri, Apple’s famous VA, has seen its share of problems since it made its debut more than five years ago. A number of serious starting flaws and seriously restricted applications made many users to ignore the virtual assistant for a long time.
It was also a similar situation with the company’s Maps app, which began as an outcast among other navigation programs. Siri was improved considerably in the last years and is currently an excellent feature at the convenience of all iPad and iPhone customers.
But along with it, Siri also delivers some protection problems for the less cautious users. Some tech experts have already mentioned numerous times that, by utilizing the virtual assistant when the phones are locked, skilled hackers are capable to access it via an online connection.
One of Siri’s features found a few months ago permitted other users to see a person’s phone contacts and images without needed a security password to unlock the device. Apple has not openly talked about these revealed Siri faults, but its specialists have solved some of them silently in their iOS developments over time.
By doing this, Apple acknowledges that these faults can be quite critical even if it does not admit it publicly. Recently, there has been discovered another possible major problem that the company will not admit it.
However, many users hope that everything will be set as soon as possible. This is especially urgent since there is other malware currently affecting numerous iPads and iPhones. This is a new bug that was first found by tech experts specialized in Apple products who have also been the ones who exposed a series of similar software faults.
Basically, there is a weakness with the company’s virtual assistant that permits other people who have get their hands on the phone to see, add, change or even remove schedule activities and notifications on iPads and iPhones. These functions often collect sensitive data that individuals do not want to be disclosed, so that issue will represent an important element for some users.
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