Friday, May 9, 2014

Apple iOS 7.1.1 flaw bypasses lock screen

A researcher has discovered an exploit in iOS 7.1.1 that allows hackers to bypass the iPhone's lock screen to send a text, email or call contacts simply by activating Siri. Egyptian neurosurgeon and part-time white hat hacker Shefif Hashim discovered the glitch earlier this week and posted a Youtube video detailing the steps of the iOS exploit. Hashim first tried and failed to unlock an iPhone 5S using its built-in fingerprint sensor, showing that the phone was locked. <more>

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