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

79. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

The video is awful! It only needs to be 10 to maybe 20 seconds. No one needs to listen to this guy give a dissertation on the subject.

82. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Everyone read the update, it was fake! Yes!

86. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Ouch fake, they should reset the comments to save some droid fans cred

89. consumedbycrapgadgets

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

my 5s has just packed up! i updated from 8.0.1 to 8.0.2 and i dont know why i bothered..it stoppred working now it only shows the apple logo, then it switches to blue screen now and again and goes back to the logo..ive had it with apple, converting to android!!!!! .

90. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm sure it'll be fixable, did you plug it into iTunes? I was forced into the update on the old 5 I was handing down to the Mrs yesterday but it runs surprisingly smoothly... My old 4 didn't handle iOS 7 as well.

91. consumedbycrapgadgets

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

itunes wont pick it up. its looks like its going to boot up but it goes blue then flicks back to the logo every 2 to 3 mins, its wierd.

92. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Probably need to take it into an Apple Store :( Would be worth it just for trade-in value though!

93. consumedbycrapgadgets

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

trade in value at qtr of the price i paid? no lol i reckon its just 8.0.2 its just one big bug! i maybe able to fix it, just have to wait until the battery is flat and try it with itunes otherwise theres nothing i can do or even apple for that matter, i reckon i will just take it apart and bin the damn thing

94. Freedomcis

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

What if his Touch ID was his thumb?

99. l1ghtchas3r

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

News flash: if it's wireless, it can be hacked. ;)

100. l1ghtchas3r

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

News flash: if it's connected to ANY INTERNET CONNECTION, it can be hacked.

101. l1ghtchas3r

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

News flash: hacking a phone isn't challenging to your average middle schooler who knows a bit about network security. -eyeroll-

103. hattrix0000

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

A) there are not thousands of phones. That is a blatant lie. B) almost every one was somebody intentionally bent them C) consumer reports tested the phone and it takes 100 pounds of sustained pressure to bend the phone. The note 3 took 120. Hardly much more pressure and that is a PLASTIC phone You might want to work on fact checking. Oh and yes there was a bug in SOME macs which was patched immediately. There are not even as close to as many hacks on Ape as MSor Android. Businesses for The most part use iPhones because the security is so weak on Android. I know this for a fact. But facts aren't all that important to you are they.

104. Shimoner01

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Man, I said there are thousands of videos, not phones, and I also pointed-out that many of them are likely bent on purpose. Forget fact checking, try reading what I wrote. The Consumer Reports test didn't test the phone at it`s purported weak spot; as pointed-out by Forbes and 9to5 Mac. They tested the middle of the phone, The weakness is right where one of the titanium inserts ends, a screw is inserted, and part of the casing is altered for the volume rocker. It is an engineering defect. It happens. Further, the numbers that you are giving regarding the Consumer Reports test are wrong. The 6+ bent under 90lbs of pressure and the Note 3 bent under 150lbs of pressure. The question isn't whether a phone is built from metal or plastic, but it is how strong that metal or plastic is. The Note 3 could have been built from plastic that would buckle under 20lbs of pressure, but it wasn't; much like the 6+ could have been built from a metal alloy that would withstand 150lbs, but it wasn't. Lastly, the bugs. Talking about how fast they are patched misses the point. The point was that they are such basic (re: bush league) issues that they never should have happened in the first place. If you have anymore straw-man arguments you'd like to throw-out, go nuts; but at this point, I can't help but think that you have a fair bit emotionally invested in the reputation of this corporation; as such, it is difficult to take you seriously.

105. hattrix0000

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

First of all you might want to learn what a strawman argument is second of all the consumer reports test did tested at the weak point it didn't test it with the other kind of pressure test there's a second time to pressure test but it did tested at the weak point and it showed with that that it took 90 pounds of pressure which if you're putting 90 pounds of pressure on your phone you're doing something wrong as far as the bugs half the time like this article they're not even true and they're not nearly the amount of bugs that happen in android and might result so you want about strawman arguments that's exactly what you're doing nice try

106. FullTimeGamer

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Ha! And turns out to be fake! Sorry trolly troll trolls! So much for your self-defined superior understanding of technology, you so-called elite Androids. And not a single admittance of any mistake or wrongdoing. Who' really in denial?
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