New security flaw in iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.2 allows someone to break into your iPhone unchallenged

A YouTube video reveals a security issue that is plaguing the Touch ID and Passcode security features for iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.2. The flaw springs into action when an Apple iPhone running either build of iOS, is plugged into a computer or outlet. The "Allow Hey Siri" setting must be activated. With everything set in this manner, a stranger can bust into someone's Apple iPhone unchallenged...
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106 Comments

83. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Probably not the only one, but no OS is bug free. The s5 was horrible, at least apple released a patch right away where it took over a month for our carrier to get a patch out for the s5. Right now our apple issues are 5/5s updating, 6's seem to have little trouble for how many were sold. Our network accounted for over 20% of the iphone sales. It has been darn busy. Yet despite this, i still get more issues and calls regarding android than ios8, daily. In fact android bugs is why i switched to wp, currently i have a older android razor m and i cannot even install cyanogenmod on it. And other roms are just to much work to even both. Device is stuck on 4.1 right now. It is not even two years old yet didnt get 4.3 4.2 or 4.4. At least the iphone 5 which is two yrs old, and the 4s which is 3yrs old are getting the ios8 update, regardless of bugs, official. No need to rom, hack, root, etc.

88. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

the updates on lower/old phone, are meant to mess with the phone so you'll upgrade with their latest smartphone, every company does that..

21. AnTuTu

Posts: 1603; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Glad I am not using this crap but what about others who have already done the update in my company :( iOS 8 is the biggest failure till date from Apple. Shame on you guys...

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

... I don't know... Their maps app was a nightmare when it first released.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google Maps wasn't perfect when it first came out.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Right because Android was smooth as silk when it was first released. Let's not forget Android has its fair share of problems.

32. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hmm... Android when it first came out? I'm talking about iOS now, not iOS when it first came out.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sounds like denial

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

ok, you're right, iOS 8 has just as many problems now as Android did when it was first released... Happy now? Seriously though, can you not think of anything that android has messed up on other than it wasn't perfect when it was first released? That's lazy, even by your standards.

46. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Denial? So, you're seriously comparing a fledgling OS with a 7 year advanced OS?

50. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Yep now it's officially a Motoro....... Wait....What..... I don't remember Motorola being mentioned in the article, hold on I'll check again.............. Nope no Motorola in the article, then what are you doing here Mxy?

75. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

no denial but sounds like you are too much insecure

34. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

What does Android have to do with yet ANOTHER problem with iOS8?? And you iFans say Android users are the ones always calling out Apple?? It's the other way around dude. You're just another Apple kool-aid drinker that can't own up to the fact that Apple has yet another problem with its mediocre product.

85. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

BoobyAnalog being a Troll as usual. Booby with another negative comment about Apple. You spend a lot time trolling on Apple BoobyAnalog.

70. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True, but Android doesn't have a slogan that says "it just works"

71. SanteriAT

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Even though Android phones that cost the same amount "just work better" (or then I just use them right...)

78. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly. Somehow Apple, iPhone fans are forgetting this. Maybe the truth is finally starting to sink in. That it doesnt and never did....just work....

97. Shimoner01

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You have a point insofar as Android having bugs, and it seeming a bit hypocritical for Android users to bash Apple when they have problems. That said, I think the major difference is that Android users haven't been walking around for the last 5 years with their noses in the air claiming that their phone offers a 'perfected experience'; or that even though Apple is late with a lot of features, they 'perfect' them by the time they offer them; or that iOS is better than Android specifically because it offers an 'optimized' software experience, even if the hardware does not wow on a spec sheet. Further the problems that have plagued iOS 8 and the iPhone 6+, aside from the present issue, are bush-league problems. A chassis that might have trouble withstanding the arduous task of being in someone's pocket, and update that drops cell connection, and security so porous that it doesn't block login attempts after X-number of failed tries - amongst others. Frankly, Microsoft wouldn't have done so poorly in 1998; and all of this has occurred in a month or so. I'm sorry, but the Apple has lost some of its luster - a premium price calls for a premium product, and Apple is not delivering that right now.

98. hattrix0000

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

9 phones bent. Out of 10 million sold 9 bent. Really? That's what you hang your hat on?

102. Shimoner01

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Several problems with that. First, the 6+, being the phone I was referring to, didn't sell 10 million. Second, there were a lot of people posting videos of bent phones - in the thousands. Surely, many of them are fake, but also surely not all; further the Wired writer's review unit also bent. If there were one source I was going to trust for an accurate number it probably wouldn't be the party with the most heavily vested interest in ensuring that the issue go away. Further, Apple is infamously tight-lipped when they have problems, hardware or otherwise. Lastly, that is not all that I hung my hat on - I referred to two other notable problems this month and there have been others. Most recently, a hacker can take control of your MacBook if you use the search function on Reddit. You don't even have to download anything, they just take control of your computer; and guess what, Apple made no comment. Sorry to say, they used to be a better company; but this is straight bush league.

64. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

When you tap the home button it registers your fingerprint. He tapped it multiple times when he tried to glitch Siri so I'm pretty sure that's why it let him unlock it. For it to be confirmed, someone without their fingerprint registered on the device should try to unlock using this method.

80. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

You called it!!!!

30. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Butthurt iFan...

47. engineer-1701d unregistered

problem is apple is no longer allowing software rollback

55. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Lets make this one a mature one, understand that apple is like everyone else now in its problems" I agree....but this isnt anything new for Apple. They have been like everyone else for years. For some reason Apple was always seen as perfect when they never were.

74. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Blankspacenai.... why you are so insecure about android fans? if apple really has a major security flaw, let people speak about it... it is Tim cook who said ios is very secure and we dont keep user's record(but we do allow others to seemlessly steal your record)

2. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

It doesn't matter if it rarely happens, just when i thought the update was fine. Apple you grind my gears

48. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

And I'm asking myself what's to stop a thief from repeatedly doing the gestures until it does happen, once he/she's determined that Siri is indeed activated?

3. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

IOS 8 is Apples biggest software fail to date. Way too many bugs, its obvious the release was rushed.

26. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

They fired their very smart but not so well liked software VP. And iOS has been a pile of crap ever since.
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