Friday, July 19, 2019

Bypass iOS 7.1.1 lockscreen using Siri

siri_ask_screenApple’s iPhone 5s comes with the much-awaited and pretty exciting Touch ID fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. But a recent video by a security research group has revealed how easily the lock screen can be bypassed by using Siri in its iOS 7.1.1 update.

The video shows how Siri will tell you to access the contacts list of the Apple iPhone 5S, make phone calls, send text messages, all without even unlocking the smartphone. Siri would easily let you bypass the fingerprint scanner/touch id or even the 4-digit pass code to call someone on your contact list. However, Siri will ask you to unlock the phone if you ask it to show you the contacts list.

Apple has not responded yet in this matter, but it is sure that they are going to roll out an update to fix this to protect the security of the users. The bug also affects other devices running iOS 7.1.1, but it is not clear yet whether the bug is affecting the security of all other devices of not

Here’s the video of the Siri in live action, check it out!!


Last Updated on by Vamsee Angadala

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