Siri Search Has A Bug Allowing Others Access Your Contacts And Photos Without Password

iPhone’s Virtual Voice-activated personal assistant, Siri, has been discovered to having a bug which allows authorized users access your contacts and photos without having to input a password.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Siri bug

The Siri Search bug effects basically the Apple iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus models that are set up to allow Siri to search their Twitter accounts and photos app.

The bug allows users to gain access to your contacts and photos only if the original iPhone user has set up Siri to search their twitter accounts and photos app and if the original user had initially done a similar search.

In other to see the bug in action, while the iPhone is still locked, press and hold the home button till Siri launches. Ask Siri to do a twitter search. If the search contains data found in contacts like an email address, use 3D touch to click on ‘Add to existing contact’. The contact list will then be displayed and you can access the phone’s photo albums from there. You can watch the video below:

In other to prevent this from happening, the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus user would have to disable Siri’s Twitter and photos integration. To do this, navigate to Settings > Twitter > turn off Siri. After that, go to Settings > Privacy > Photos and then, disable Siri.

Hopefully, an update will be rolled over to fix this bug issue with the Siri virtual personal assistant. For now, you may want to go with disabling Siri for Twitter search and photos as indicated above.

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