Apple exterminates Siri lock screen bug with server side fix
posted by Alan F. / Apr 06, 2016, 1:03 AM
Instead of sending out a software update to fix the issue, Apple has already made a server-side fix that shuts the door on this exploit. Now, those following the process that allowed them to break into the Contacts and Photos apps of a vulnerable iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, will be prompted for information that will verify their identity, or stop them from advancing any farther.
We imagine that Apple decided that after rolling out iOS 9.3 and quickly following with iOS 9.3.1, that it would look better from a public relations standpoint not to send out another software update so soon. After all, iOS 9.3.1 was sent out just six days after iOS 9.3 to fix a problem that caused app links to freeze, hang or crash. And a new update to iOS 9.3.2 would have been sent out just seven days later.
Instead, Apple went with the server side fix. The most important thing though, is that the Siri search bug has been exterminated. For Apple, the fact that it was able to do this without alerting the public is just an additional plus.
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Nobody is perfect. Not Apple. Not Google. Not Samsung. Certainly not Microsoft, HTC or Motorola. NOBODY.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 1:12 AM 6
+1 for the truth. Some people have trouble comprehending this.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 1:21 AM 5
Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015
Problem is apple claim to be the perfect with only one device with a slightly different between each generation and upgrade they always bring a bug inside a bug fix and laugh at Microsoft and Google who had to deal with millions of devices with different hardware.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 4:04 AM 0
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This is what I like about Apple, they're lightning fast when giving out bug fix patches for their products, the con? they lack so much features as what the competition offers..
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 1:30 AM 5
They lack Android features, and Android lacks iOS features, and before you say there's a sorta way to do this or that, or app, or root... Dont forget that on ios there's a sorta way to do this or that, or app, or jailbreak too...
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 2:40 AM 2
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I agree, coming from an Apple fan...one thing Apple is best at is its App Store...Apps are more optimized and iOS often get early release of games.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 1:43 AM 1
My friends are still waiting for Afterpulse so we can play against eachother... For now they join using my iphone 5s which runs the game just as smooth. Afterpulse got custom matches with password protection added in last update - this thing is about to get serious... lol...
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 2:42 AM 1
If you gonna play AfterPulse, do pay attention to Fusion (upgrading weapons). Id read up on it or watch a utube video first. I made bad choices in the beginning. But I'm running a 5 star A500 among other weapons now - so getting pretty darn good at kicking butt and taking names.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 6:23 AM 0
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Maybe they should exterminate Siri altogether. Siri's intelligence is nowhere near Cortana and Goodle Now. I use an iPhone 5s with ios 9.3 so I know.
posted on Apr 06, 2016, 11:08 AM 0
i only have one problem, Siri is not good at recognizing spoke international names very often, unless I switch siri to that language and then no problem... I end up using phonetic nicknames for those contacts - problem solved, but I shouldn't have to do that. Haven't tried google now or Cortana on Android to see if that's the same problem with my native language... Other than that, Siri does all I ask with 85-90% accuracy in loud areas, and 95%+ in quiet areas (Siri got a little worse with iOS 9, but not that much... before iOS9, i'd say Siri was 97-98% accurate, mind you I speak with a slight accent, too)...
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 3:43 AM 0
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