Allowing the user to basically talk to their mobile phone, the new technology has today been criticised for its lack of password. Although the brand new feature is of course a tempting prospect when choosing your new device, it could potentially cause issues for the user. According to nakedsecurity.sophos.com, Apple’s new iPhone 4S can of course be locked with a passcode, but this doesn’t stop an individual(s) from being able to use Siri and use a voice command.
As reported from Graham Cluley, this could openly be seen from an experiment carried out at security firm Sophos. Cluley managed to write an email and send a text message without the need for a secure passcode.
Good news is at hand, with advice of how to disable Siri when the smartphone is locked. Users are told to enter “Settings/General/Passcode Lock,” then advised to turn the Siri option OFF. This in turn means that Siri is difficult to use when the handset is locked with a passcode in tow.
In these modern times, it begs the question of why Apple despite the Siri technology being impressive, did not think about making it a more secure feature.
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