Thursday, October 20, 2011

iPhone 4's Siri gives access to locked phone - TG Daily

The hugely-popular Siri voice-activated personal partner in the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4S has a large confidence smirch – it responds to commands even when the phone is password-locked.

Siri allows the iPhone (iphone 4 Vodaphone) 4S to be tranquil by voice commands, as good as even chats rsther than engagingly with the owner. But Apple’s motionless to leave Siri on all the time by default, even when the phone is locked.

This equates to that anybody can ramble up as good as usually press the symbol to send texts or emails, as good as change the phone’s monthly monthly calendar – all yet carrying to come in the passcode. It additionally allows song to be played.

The smirch doesn’t concede apps to be launched whilst the phone’s passcode locked, as good as can usually send messages to existent contacts in the phone’s database.

And it can be fixed. Just come in ‘Settings/General/Passcode Lock’, as good as have certain that the ‘Siri’ preference is set to ‘Off’. This doesn’t spin Siri off altogether, yet equates to it will no longer work when the phone’s sealed with a passcode.

“What’s unsatisfactory to me, though, is that Apple had a transparent preference here,” says Graham Cluley of Sophos.

“They could have selected to exercise Siri securely, yet instead they motionless to default to a mode that is some-more about impressing your buddies than securing your monthly monthly calendar as good as email system.”

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