The new iOS 9.0.2 update eliminates the Siri lockscreen vulnerability

The new iOS 9.0.2 update eliminates the Siri lockscreen vulnerability
Yesterday, Apple pushed out iOS 9.0.2, and while it was not mentioned on the changelist, Apple later revealed on its support site that the update does remove a vulnerability that affected the security of iPhone users. As we told you last month, a stranger could have broken into your iPhone by trying to type in your passcode incorrectly five times. On the fifth attempt, activating Siri at a specific point and asking her "Siri, can you tell me the time?," allowed the hacker to enter the native clock app and move on from there.

At the time, we told you that going to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Allow access when locked, and setting the toggle switch to "no", would prevent this from taking place on your iPhone. Of course, by turning the toggle off, you would be removing some of the features available for Siri. But now that iOS 9.0.2 is being pushed out, once it is installed on your iPhone, you can turn the switch back to "on," allowing you to enjoy Siri just the way nature intended.

Just in case you haven't received iOS 9.0.2 yet, there is no need to panic or place a direct call to Tim Cook. The update was sent out in waves and it will eventually reach your iPhone. Just a quick reminder, when you are ready to download and install the 62.1MB update, you should use a Wi-Fi connection, and your battery should be at least 50% charged.

source: Apple via 9to5Mac

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31 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Still running 9.0 on my 6SP. I want to see what users say before updating.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm on 9.0.1, but I'm gonna update after work. So far, no issues.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I hope that 9.1 will have no bugs at all (at least those that matter) and finally jailbreak will be released

3. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I have a 6+ an I'm experiencing random freezing and wifi not working !!! I almost never post here but I tought you guys should know. I wish I would have waited

4. Ninja2loco

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Yet again, Apple fails with their software updates. They really shouldn't rush the 'new' software so quickly. This is one reason why I will never buy another iPhone again. The iPhone 5 that I had was so slow after updating to iOS 6 ( at that time it was the only update available). So I decided to give Android one more chance and I haven't looked back! #TEAMANDROID

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I find that hilarious coming from you giving how bad lollipop was.

12. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I don't find the release rushed. Besides, two updates in two weeks after the release of iOS 9 to fix the problems way better than the long wait I have to endure to get problems fixed on my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini- which took almost a year to get Kitkat. So puh-leeez don't get me started.

15. discharge unregistered

@ flipjzn Apple is a repeat of last years failed iOS 8 now iOS 9 LMAO!!! Corrupt as hell and I'm glad Apple is all about greed and not the consumer

14. discharge unregistered

Exactly I gave up Apple 3 years ago and stuck with Samsung Galaxy s4, s5, now the note 5 no issues Apple sucks they rush too fast and will ever be the same, just a flashy junk interior device

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Too many software updates for something that was just released not too long ago. It's nice to see Apple reacting so quickly, but it would be better if Apple took the proactive approach and ironed out all of the kinks in the software before releasing it, especially since iOS users are extremely loyal to the brand and Apple isn't in danger of losing users/fans because of it. At least this iOS 9 isn't as bad as iOS was.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

When you release software on a yearly basis issues are sometimes bound to happen. Just look at how awful lollipop was when it was first released.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm not denying that. All I'm saying is that a company in the position that Apple is in can well afford to take its and perfect the software before its release.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Can well to take what? The same thing can be said for several companies such as Google, Samsung, and even blackberry.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apple can well afford to take its time with its software releases. Did you see me say otherwise concerning "Google, Samsung, and even BlackBerry"? NO. But since this is an Apple-related article, I'm discussing Apple and Apple only. How about you?

18. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's doing what he always does, rushing to Apple's defense by attacking other products. It's a deflection, hoping to convince you and others that you're wrong, Apple isn't flawed because others are more flawed. It's the same defense Steve Jobs used for Antennagate (and based on equal BS). He has hopes of being promoted to General in the Apple Militia.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you believe half of the garbage that comes out of your mouth?

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

He's not wrong, Mxy. It's what you always do.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Like you have much room to talk.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

More so than you, Michelle. Now watch you call me "princess" or some other female name.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I say otherwise, princess.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

As I said, and right on cue. So predictable. And even more pathetic.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Totally agree. Mxy and his classic deflection tactic.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pot calling the kettle black

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not even close. You're deflecting, so now you're trying to say others are doing it. You're such a predictable and simple minded individual.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know exactly what article this is. Stop deflecting.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

And classic Mxy, saying others are deflecting because they pointed out that he is. Mimicking as usual, and deflecting even more. You're pathetic.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And classic meanest, backtracking and crying wolf. You're the pathetic one.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Post where I've backtracked or cried wolf, in this article especially, because I can post where you're deflecting and mimicking. Like in this comment of yours that I'm responding to. Lame, pathetic, and predictable.

7. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

One more thing. My keyboard keeps disappearing from my text app and whatsap.

11. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Good to know

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