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iPhone flaw lets anyone bypass your lock screen

iPhone flaw lets anyone bypass your lock screen
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Your lock screen is supposed to keep prying eyes out of your phone. But a serious security glitch lets ANYONE see any contact or photo in your iPhone, no special skills needed.

iPhone owners are no strangers to serious security flaws, being that the iOS 7, iOS 6 and iOS 4 all had these types of issues. The only thing the person needs to access your phone is their voice, fingers and the Siri smart assistant program.

To bypass the iOS lock screen protocols, all the nosy person has to do is type in random characters quickly into the lock code and then activate Siri before the phone has time to process the incorrect lock code.

You can ask Siri to pull up messages, phone logs, calendar, clocks, Safari and pretty much anything else your heart desires after the iPhone's lock screen is breached.

Unfortunately there isn't an official patch just yet, but there is an easy way around this until Apple gets its act together and release a viable security fix.

All you need to do to stop this from happening to you is go to your main Settings page  >> Touch ID & Passcode >> Enter in your current passcode >> and deactivate Siri under the "Allow access when locked" tab.

Now you'll be protected when someone tries this sleuth-like tactic on your iPhone.

To learn more about this scary Apple security flaw, watch the video below.

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