Date: 3 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Siri steals data from someone else's iPhones: photos appeared in open access


Siri steals data from someone else's iPhones: photos appeared in open access
Vulnerability in iOS 12 allows to bypass the password of the stranger of iPhone and to get access to its messages and contacts
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For manipulation were required the assistant to Siri, service VoiceOver for scoring of information on the screen and a phone number of the victim. Further studying of vulnerability showed that approximately in the same way it is possible to steal photos from someone else's phone.

For breaking is required physical access to iPhone of the victim and number of its phone. Right at the beginning the author of video called on number of the victim to activate the screen of a voice call of iOS. In it he selected item of the answer the Sms. Having written casual letters to the entry field, the hacker caused Siri voice assistant and asked to activate service VoiceOver.

Having returned to messages, Rodriguez caused the system conflict, serially pressing cameras the button, a house key and two times concerning the screen. The mistake arose not at once, but the number of attempts was not limited.

By a successful call of the conflict appeared the black screen with the invisible user interface. In it, moving gestures to the right and to the left and listening to hints of VoiceOver, the hacker found the section with photos. Double pressing on the corresponding square returned to messages.

After manipulations instead of the keyboard appeared the section with invisible photos. Also moving by means of gestures and pressing two times on invisible sites, Rodriguez sent "others" photos on the smartphone.

of This vulnerability are subject to iPhone with the iOS 12.0.1 operating system. To protect the device, it is necessary to forbid Siri call from the blocking screen. It becomes in point of the settings "Touch ID and code password" in the section "Access with Blocking of the Screen". Earlier we wrote

about what iPhones XS and XS Max struck with marriage - some owners of new smartphones complain of some important functions of a gadget.

In particular, report about bad quality of mobile communication and the reduced data transmission speed in Wi-fi networks.

Is very strange problem, considering that operation of communication modules is improved in iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. During the presentation of novelties representatives of Apple expressed support to LTE of a gigabit class.

Besides, tests of SpeedSmart confirm that data transmission speed in Wi-fi and LTE networks at the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max models is much higher, than at iPhone X. At the same time, during dismantling of smartphones experts of iFixit even found the additional antenna line in the lower part of the device that would have to improve reception of a signal.

Meanwhile Apple does not comment on this situation in any way, and users make various assumptions of the reasons of so widespread problem - from a banal overload of networks to hardware problems.

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