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A very obliging Siri opens up a vulnerability in iOS 7.0.2

1. October 2013 19:40 by CA in Vulnerability

An Israeli researcher has found a way to access a locked iPhone's contacts and messages database using Siri.


In a YouTube video, Dany Lisiansky showed how a locked phone running iOS 7.0.2 can be opened by using Siri's voice control to make a call to an attacker's system. This "feature" then allows an attacker to access the target handset's Phone application, giving access to call history, voicemail, and entire list of contacts by following seven steps: