Oops, they did it again. This isn't the first time hackers have been able to hack into iPhones with ease, and it's certainly not the last.
Egyptian part-time hacker Sherif Hashim discovered that he was able to get around an iPhone's security in iOS 7.1.1 and access the phone's entire contact list. He could even call all of those contacts if he wanted to.
The good news here is that's all the information Hashim was able to get his hands on.
Here's how the hack works:
Hashim tried to access the locked phone first using Touch ID. He was denied. So far so good. Next, he brought up Siri and said "contacts" hoping to get access to the contact list. Siri responded that Hashim must first unlock the phone. Great!
But here's where it goes downhill. At the unlock screen Siri provided, Hashim hit "cancel."
Siri: With whom would you like to speak?
Hashim then typed in a random letter and was able to access the full contacts list. Scary stuff!
Don't want someone to access your contacts? There's an easy fix. All you need to do is disable Siri in the Touch ID and Passcode settings. Make sure you turn her off under "Allow access when locked."