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

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm an android person.... But I'm just going to sit back with a bag of popcorn and watch the mud fly.

7. wilsong17 unregistered

Lol I'm no troll but no system is perfect... I take my Laggy system any day though

13. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I'll give it a week 'till Apple fixes it.

17. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Sure they will! Even after releasing 8.0.2 I was still having keyboard issues.

18. c.sonnen

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

hey siri what is my password

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

1, 2, 3, 4, 5. :-P

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

tinkerbelle

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Go Apple! Quality software! Whoot!

25. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Another failure to oversight the firmware updates. iOS 8 is turning into a pretty grand disappointment. And the features aren't even that great to begin with; at least when used in practice. They need to get their security in check, before NSA-paranoid babies start to make fun of them, too.

33. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The only thing I really enjoyed about the iPhone 6 was touchiD. But as of today it's pretty useless with this exploit. I wonder what new bugs will be found with iOS this upcoming week?

31. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

At this point, I don't think too many people think iPhone is secure, not even the iFans. Not too long ago, there was a lot of discussion about all the backdoors Apple purposefully put into iOS. This was just the backdoors that one security researcher was able to find. Once you have all these backdoors, is it at all surprising to find the front doors and windows aren't locked very well either?

36. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Yada yada yada Apple controls the software so this stuff doesn't happen yada yada yada More iTroll and iPhan mantra. To be honest, I'd rather put up with the comical possibility of getting malware on my Android from downloading a piece of software that definitely isn't realistic (console games on mobile handsets?) than put up with the undue dangerous security exploits and damages that Apple's mediocre services and software has caused.

87. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What might those be? Since the video is fake and all...

37. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Haha.

38. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

Holes, backdoor, or what not...its bound to be there, its the programmer's way to go in and fix something when things go wrong, they don't want to walk in and shut the glitzy front door, its bad publicity... if they really locked themselves out, then they better build something darn perfect...but you know its not possible. All this unfavorable news about Apple and Ip6 and Ios 8 are surely putting a lot of people off...i was going to give ip6 a go this time, may b next time... Borrowing from the other article, unfortuNotely, Note this time...lol

39. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

I do not know what's more embarrassing. Apple with its software and design errors in I6 and ios8 or fanatical people trying to defend the indefensible

40. poppy.a

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

A big fail on the apples side. so much for the best OS that works perfectly on 1gb ram. How long will it take ifans to realise they are being duped by apple all this time. Iphone 6 won't cost more than $400 if its an android phone but ifans say they are paying for the build quality and flawless OS . And you got a bended phone and a crappy IOS 8 . Their love for apple has blinded them so much that they won't see any fault from apple. In reality that is called brainwashing.

42. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well Poppy.a, if people have a preference for a phone and the money to spend on it, I don't see why you're so upset about it. Everyone here puts on their big boy pants and makes their own decisions. To play devil's advocate, Google recently had 2,000,000 gmail accounts hacked. Granted only 2% of them were actually active, but it just puts things into perspective that every platform has room for improvement. If that's not enough for you then there's the Nexus 5 issue when it received a OS update the battery would die off in an hour or two due to a bug in the programming.

43. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Ouch. If you don't Siri, I guess this doesn't really affect you (such as iPad 2, iPhone 4 etc.) Siri bringing more problems now.

52. srob07

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

I just tried this a 100 times each on the 5, 6, 6 plus and an iPad mini all running 8.0.2 and I didn't get a single open.

54. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

"How is the weather like going to be today?" Does it bug the crap out of anyone else that this guy can't ask a simple question in basic English?

58. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I thought that was Valley girl English.... It s like, going to be, um, hot today. Heellloooo?

62. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Haha, yeah, maybe that was part of his stringent test procedure - try to confuse the phone into thinking he's a blonde Hollywood teen and then it might just open anyway to avoid confusing her too much? :) I just tried it and saying "Weather" gets you the same result... :D

56. Kinskeys

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

It worked for me on my 6 after a few try but who really cares, I don't leave my phone laying around

81. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

No it didn't, the video was a a fake!

61. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL... What a shame for such a huge company! Developer & Testers should be on their toes for this. I think it's very POOR development from Apple, concentrating on looks only and not on security, rigidness, robustness, etc. of both on software and hardware side. Shame shame puppy shame.

72. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

And the looks are terrible. I guess they were sleepwalking during all those months of QA testing and debugging.

63. 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.

73. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Fix it Apple and move on.

76. hattrix0000

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

HAHAHAHAHAHA. How dumb do all the Android fanboys look on this thread now that the update revealed it is a fake. It is well known that Android is riddled with security flaws. Heck, you can get attacked THROUGH THEIR APP SITE!!! Yet they come and slam Apple over a FAKE security flaw. I am laughing so hard right now.
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