iPhone 4S Siri ships with security flaw
0. phoneArena 20 Oct 2011, 15:39 posted on
The new iPhone 4S digital assistant Siri may have some great functionality, but it may be too powerful for your puny lockscreen password to keep in check. Luckily, there's an easy way to keep from having troubles...
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1. tech-head (Posts: 133; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
How does stuff like this get past Q and A?
9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
maybe they figure since noone reacted to the iphone "tracks every move you do for a year and sends it to apple" scandle, they just didnt care who saw what?? lol
11. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Your trolling quite a bit today remix
12. L3610n (Posts: 47; Member since: 01 Jul 2011)
I was gonna say, didn't google face similar accusations for illegal tracking of your movements. haha
13. biophone (Posts: 1963; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
But you had the option to turn it off on android:)
27. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
same with ios buddy... read the whole aritcle...
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
as far as I knew it wont go off even if you did turn it, I tried asking but all tried Asking but all I got was an insult to my fanboysm
29. R_Truth (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Not only that Google tells you that it is or will track your location. Unlike the Iphone which not only denied it but did not give you any option to turn it off nor did it warn you.
39. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
again there are many options and warnings that ask if u want location services and if diagnostics can be sent to apple… check it
26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i dont understand how this is a problem at all... u just tap the switch and its off on the ockscree... how is that a security threat?
28. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
This is just an woopsie not a threat. And is fairly limited.
40. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i gues… i just dont see why its on every tech site when there is a switch right below the enable lockscreen combo…
41. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
You must admit apple and some of its fans talk about apple being perfect to everything so sites like to remind they are humans and make mistakes.
2. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Seems like a careless mistake- something I am surprised Apple didn't test/realize.
Amazing how so much thought and technology goes into software, yet the basics aren't checked or double checked.
3. L3610n (Posts: 47; Member since: 01 Jul 2011)
It bypasses security because Siri is actually GladOs. And GladOs controls EVERYTHING MWAHAHAHAHA!
5. jacko (unregistered)
siri is really bin laden
6. cncrim (Posts: 841; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Call play catching up, just push it out the market first so we can get credit and patent it. hahah.
7. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
You mean like almost everything Google puts its name on?
24. cncrim (Posts: 841; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Sure did like pull down Notification Bar, OTA.
Btw, curve glass too haha however she perfect it.
38. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
BB had the pull down notification bar first, and OTA's were NEVER exclusive to Android. And the Dell Venue Pro came out before the Nexus S.
42. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
no bb didn't have a pull down notification bar fist than android you had to go to the main screen to see what's going.
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
It doesn't seem like much of an issue if you can turn it off in settings. Maybe they should ship it with the setting off by default.
19. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Yeah, I thought I saw a screen shot of the iPhone where you can set it to allow Siri to bypass the lock screen. In any case, I find it unusual to have this setting for Siri only. If you are going to allow Siri bypass the lock screen, why put a lock screen in the first place? They should have left the option out of Siri and just let the user turn off the lock screen if they do not care for having their phone secure.
16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)
There's a "report" button on every comment. Don't be afraid to use it.
17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
-_- But you guys have moderated comments without the report button. Come on, it's clear they're trolling. I don't think it's fair to block me for two days and they still get to troll various articles.
20. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I hit report every time I saw you and your lame android jokes and it took PA took various months to ban you for a few days
43. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
in plain english they banned you because I've being pressing the report button to all of your offensive comments and your attitude and you gave them reasons with your"can't touch me "actitude
21. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
It's not their job to babysit, it's to provide content. They are really quick to pull the trigger it seems unless things get really out of hand. Right now, we're just debating, no one is getting out of hand with it.