How To Keep Siri From Becoming a Security Issue

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We’ve seen how useful Siri can be (and a few ways to have some fun with it), but should you also be worried about it? It seems that, when not properly configured, Siri has the potential to open up your iPhone to a lockscreen vulnerability, potentially giving an unauthorized user the ability to access your phone.

Even if you protect your lockscreen with a passcode, it’s possible to interact with Siri without needing to enter in the code. While that may not give someone looking to cause trouble with your phone quite the same level of access to the OS as the right code would, Siri is powerful enough that there’s still plenty someone could manage to do without your permission.

We can understand why you might want immediate access to Siri from the lockscreen, explaining why this functionality is present, but it seems to defeat the point of setting a code in the first place. The good news is that it’s a snap to disable; just turn Siri off from your lockscreen preferences. You give up a little convenience in the process, but you’d be keeping your phone that much more secure.

Source: CydiaHelp

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!