Security Flaw Lock screen

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  1. Djs621 macrumors regular

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I've never seen that. Not real amused if you really can make a call despite my phone being locked.
     
  3. pittpanthersfan macrumors 6502

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    Good find. I hope that the next iOS 5 release has an option to disable Siri from the lock screen in Settings.
     
  4. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I don't really think this is that big of a deal and can be easily patched.

    It appears you don't have access to contacts as he has to speak a number for it to call. If you could see your contacts then that would be a bigger issue.
     
  5. Djs621 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure, it can definitely be fixed with a quick update. It's the PR nightmare that ensues.. And we all know how well apple can tolerate bad publicity.
     
  6. VydorScope macrumors regular

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    Well it depends because if Siri is fully functional, they you could say "call my wife" and get his wife contact info. You can also guess and say "Call John" and every John in is phone would come up.

    Not to mention other mean spirited things like "Balance all my appointments this week" or "Text my wife that I hate her guts and want a divorce"


    So yeah, I think this is a bigish deal, but probably easily patched.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    An easy patch does not downgrade the absolute cluster this could turn into. Seeing my contacts is bad but being able to call anyone you want or to direct Siri to call someone with a common name is not my idea of "a small issue". If Siri can be trained, like the above poster said, then if I say "call my mom" then they can.

    I don't like it. It's an easy patch but how long until it's patched?
     
  8. 314631 macrumors 6502a

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    You can disable Siri while the phone is locked in settings. So there's your patch for now.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How? I don't have my phone in hand so I'm curious.
     
  10. 314631 macrumors 6502a

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    Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Siri OFF
     
  11. arn macrumors god

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    can someone post a screenshot of that?

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    No that just disables Siri when the phone is locked.
     
  14. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    This is nothing new. You can do the exact same thing with the pre-Siri voice control.
     
  15. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    I'm amazed Apple didn't learn from their previous mistakes with the lock screen...
     
  16. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Did you watch the video? All he did is say "call 555-555-1234" as of right now there is no indication that Siri allows access to your personal data when you have a password, just that a person could make phone calls to a random number. My guess is that he used a number because personal data is locked until you enter your password.

    Maybe someone with a 4S here could try it out.
     
  17. VydorScope macrumors regular

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    AH Good, then my only complaint is that it should be set that way by default. If mine ever comes in the mail I will make this the first setting I set... assuming I remember!
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes I watched it, twice. Sure, he had to spout off numbers but there is NO indication whether he can say "siri call asshat" and my ex boyfriend's number is dialed. Regardless, I don't want some ******* to be able to call anyone on my phone if I have it locked. It's locked for a reason. (because I'm greedy)


    aurichie Thank you very much. :)
     
  19. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    Designed this way?

    Maybe it is a feature.

    "Siri, help me I've fallen and I can't get up"


    Could be they want people to be able to say HELP, dial 911?
     
  20. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    If you had any iPhone with the old Voice Control feature, people could do that exact thing. I just tried it with my iPhone 4. This Siri issue is nothing new.
     
  21. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    I can do it once I have my 4S. Doesn't anyone here already have theirs? I imagine a screenshot will get your phone MacRumors front page glory!
     
  22. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but they added the option to disable it in Settings>General>Passcode Lock>Voice Dial

    You can still control music but can't call anyone (other than emergency services.)
     
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    There is an option to switch this off.

    Under Passcode lock ''Do not allow access to Siri when locked with a passcode'.

    You obviously have that option selected.
     
  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I skipped that version so this would be new to me.
    Post a video and we can judge how painful you are to look and hear. ;)
     

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