Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages

Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages

Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages

Or, Apple could add it to the iOS 11.3 update, which includes the battery health meter and a toggle switch to prevent Apple from throttling certain iPhone models with weak batteries.

The issue was reported yesterday by a Brazilian outlet Mac Magazine in which it detailed that hidden notifications on an iPhone or iPad can be unveiled using nothing but your voice command. That setting is on by default on the iPhone X, where simply glancing at it will unlock the phone and allow the content to be displayed, while it can be set on other models. Siri didn't check and make sure that the owner of the phone was the person who's making the request.

To hide or show message content on the Lock screen, go into Settings Notifications, choose the app, select Previews and then choose your option. The bug worked with WhatsApp and a couple of more third-party apps.

Ironically, the Apple Messages app seems to be somewhat immune from the bug because you need to say "Ok Siri read my messages". While iOS 11.3 is said to arrive sometime in the coming weeks, the company will probably fix the issue sooner in a minor supplementary update. This is a serious bug since it effectively removes a layer of security.

Some iPhone users have had quite a shock lately, as a bug has been causing the device's voice assistant, Siri, to read out hidden lock screen notifications to nearly anyone that asks. They further assured that the same will be fixed in the upcoming software update.

According to a report from Engadget, Apple has confirmed to the publication that they are aware of the problem and will be issuing a fix.

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