Yes! you read it right, there’s a new iOS flaw that can let anyone access personal data by bypassing the passcode that encrypts the device. But don’t afraid just yet, as this security flaw probably not affect anyone and Apple will patch it soon.
You need physical access to someone’s phone to pull it off, you need plenty of time, and you need to follow a series of 16 complex steps in this particular order:
- Find out if Siri is enabled on the phone. If not, then it will not workm the whole process stops here.
- If you don’t know it, find out the victim’s phone number by asking Siri Who Am I?
- Call the victim’s iPhone via regular phone call of FaceTime. Choose FaceTime if you’re calling an iPad.
- Click Message on the targeted iPhone, then Custom, so that you reach the New Message screen.
- Activate Siri with the home button and ask her to Turn on Voice over.
- Go back to the iMessage screen.
- Double tap the bar where the contact info is.
- Hold your finger on that bar and click on the keyboard at the same time.
- If successful, you’ll be able to type up in the top bar – that’s something that shouldn’t happen. If unsuccessful, you’ll have to repeat steps 7 and 8 above until you get it right. “Keep trying until you see a slide-in effect on the screen above the keyboard,”
- Ask Siri to Turn off VoiceOver.
- Click the Home button.
- Type the first letter of a contact’s name.
- Tap the circular i icon to get to the contact info.
- Create a new contact.
- Select Add photo.
- Tap on Choose photo.
That’s it, now you can see any photo on the iPhone even though the device is technically locked.
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