Mar 22, 2018

Apple Confirmed To Fix The Siri Privacy Bug In An Upcoming Software Update

Following a report that the newly discovered privacy bug which Siri would allow someone to access hidden message notifications on a locked iPhone, Apple has confirmed it will fix the issue in a upcoming future software update, which might points to iOS 11.3.

According to the statement provided to the MacRumors, Apple said that they are aware of it, and promise the bug will be soon fixed in an upcoming software update. "We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update," says Apple.

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The issue appears not only on the third-party messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram or Skype, but also Apple's stock Mail app, where Siri could be happily disclose the content of the messages to someone picks up the locked phone. As the bug works on both iOS 11.2.6, as well as beta of iOS 11.3.

As we stated in the previous article, the best work grounds we can think are to disable the messaging app's content on the Lock screen, or just directly disable Siri on the Lock screen by going to the Settings - Siri & Search, and turn off "Allow Siri When Locked".

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