“iOS 7.1.1 is here and just as you are busy upgrading to the new operating system hackers are busy cracking touch ID and passcode of your iPhone.”
When Apple announced that it is going to introduce the Apple iPhone 5S with a fingerprint scanner for added security, fans across the globe thought the data stored in the device will be in safe hands now.
However, the present situation delivers a completely different story. According to new reports, the lockscreen on the iPhone 5S can be bypassed and shockingly Apple’s much hyped voice assistant Siri is the biggest help in the hack.
A new video posted on Youtube shows how the lockscreen of you iPhone 5S can be bypassed with a small and simple hack even if you have enabled the TouchID or set a simple four digit passcode.
The trick uses Siri in the lock screen and with a very simple voice command, the voice assistant opens up your entire phonebook. Now your iDevice can be used for making a call to anyone from your address book.
That’s not all, Sherif Hashim, the person who found the exploit, also claims that once a person gains excess to your phonebook, he or she can easily edit, copy or transfer the contacts. SMS and emails can also be sent to the contact, but these points have not been shown in the video.
The video shows the hack working on Apple’s most advance iOS 7.1.1 operating system but we are yet to hear from anyone who is using any prior version of iOS.
Apple claims to be patching some bugs with the arrival of iOS 7.1.1, however, the Cupertino-based tech giant always lags behind when it comes to this kind of hacks and security issues.
You might be thinking that it is not ethical to publicize and show a hack to the entire world, but Hashim post the hack video with a suggestion that asks you to turn off Siri until Apple patches the exploit.