Siri bug grants access to iPhone 6S without passcode

Apple's latest iOS 9.3.1 update is tricking Siri into unlocking the device via Twitter

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Siri bug grants access to iPhone 6S without passcode  The trick was first explained on YouTube on Spanish, by a user called videodebarraquito, but YouTuber EverythingApplePro posted a detailed video (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  April 5, 2016

It would appear another Apple update, means another problem. A flaw has been discovered in the latest version of iOS 9.3.1, where it enables Siri to be tricked into unlocking the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus without a passcode.

Only recently, Apple managed to put to bed the bricking bug that iOS 9.3 brought in, but now a new bug with iOS 9.3.1 means anyone can gain access to the phones data by trick-talking Siri.

It works by asking Siri to perform a Twitter search, finding a tweet which contains an email address, then using the phone's 3D Touch capabilities a menu will appear enabling users to store that data.

By clicking on the "add to existing contact" option, will instantly enable people to get into the contacts app and scroll through any information that is stored in there. From there, the user can change the photo of the contact, which in effect provides instant access to the photo library.

The trick was first explained on YouTube on Spanish, by a user called videodebarraquito, but YouTuber EverythingApplePro posted a detailed video.

The video shows that the iPhone must have 3D Touch, which is only available on iPhones 6S and 6S Plus, and Siri must be integrated with Twitter and the Photo app.

The bug can be temporarily fixed by limiting access to the relevant apps in the Settings function.

Despite no official comment from Apple, this flaw highlights a major security glitch for iPhone 3D Touch enabled devices.  

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