Apple has fixed the bug that caused anyone to access photos and contacts in iPhone 6s, 6s Plus without unlocking the device, using Siri. Apple, in a statement to Washington Post confirmed that the glitch has been fixed Tuesday morning.
“Most consumers should have a fix in place — without the need for a software update,” an Apple spokeswoman told Washington Post. Although Apple did not release any update to fix the problem, it has updated its servers.
The flaw, which emerged yesterday allowed anyone to bypass the Touch ID or pass code on iPhone 6s series using Siri to access device pictures and contacts. A YouTube users, who goes by the name videosdebarraquito, had posted a video showing how it can done.
According to the video, one needs to first activate Siri to hack into iPhone 6s, 6s Plus. Siri can be activated by long pressing the home screen or saying Hey Siri. Next, ask Siri to search Twitter to which Siri will respond by asking what to search for. Mention ‘@gmail.com’ or simply the domain name of any email provider with ‘@’ prefix.
Siri will then show a list of Tweets in the search results, from where one needs to select a tweet with full e-mail address. Now, one can take advantage of this loophole only on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus because of 3D Touch. So, one needs to long press the email address until the pop-up appears and from there on, users can click on ‘Add new contact’ to access photos on the device or ‘Add to existing contacts’ to view contacts on it.