Bypass passcode/Touch ID iOS 8.0.2

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Raska, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Raska macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but on accident, I was able to bypass my passcode on my iPhone 6 Plus using Siri.

    The steps are as follows:

    1. Activate Siri.
    2. Search for an app in the App Store.
    3. The App Store launches without asking for a passcode.
    4. Hitting the home button closes the App Store and goes to Springboard.

    I tried the same steps but looking up a song in iTunes and it did ask me for a passcode there.

    Has anyone else encountered this, or can anyone else try this to confirm?
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Touch ID unlocks your device when you use Siri. Did you try it with finger that isn't saved?
     
  3. bradkrischel macrumors 6502

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    He said he tried the same looking up a song, and it required the passcode there though.
     
  4. Phoboss macrumors member

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    Just tried it, doesn't work. As soon as Siri wants to open the AppStore, it asks for my Passcode.
     
  5. Raska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As soon as I activated Siri from the lock screen, I removed my finger from the home button so it wouldn't automatically unlock with Touch ID. It still bypassed the lock.
     
  6. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    That won't do it b/c the length of time it takes to activate Siri is enough to unlock via TouchID. I just tried it with a finger that is programmed and with one that isn't. With the programmed finger I removed it very quickly and it behaved as you highlighted, i.e., went right to the Apple Store. However, when I used a finger that was not programmed it asked for my password or for TouchID.
     
  7. jhuynh macrumors member

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    It's supposed to do that if you use a finger that is registered for TouchID to start Siri. It will use that information to open an app without having to unlock the device again. Try it with a non-registered finger and it will ask you to log in first.
     
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Bypass passcode/Touch ID iOS 8.0.2

    Yeah you unlocked it even before Siri came up when you held the home button down. Touch ID probably takes 1/10 of the time it takes for Siri to activate.
     
  9. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    That's all the time Touch ID needs. Try it with a finger not registered at all with Touch ID.
     
  10. Raska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That makes sense. What doesn't make sense is performing the exact same steps with a song on the iTunes Store requests a passcode/Touch ID whereas the App Store does not.
     
  11. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    If it happened exactly as you described, the problem is no longer a security flaw but too much security in some cases then. In any case, it changes the entire direction of the discussion.
     
  12. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    What is this, like the 10th thread about being able to bypass security with Siri? Stop activating Siri with a finger programmed in TouchID and this "security flaw" goes away.

    /thread
     

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