On Wednesday IOS devices received an update with version 9.0.1 where the update still failed to solve the various bugs in the system. The very famous of all is the lock screen bypass. This bypass is the major vulnerability in iOS these days. This was reported first by an iPhone user Jose Rodriguez.
This flaw or vulnerability talks about the permission or grant of access to your iPhone or iPad through physical access. This bypass can provide access to hacker and it can provide contacts and personal photographs through physical touch.
Rodriguez also posted a video in which a detailed explanation is provided to users with a structure and step by step process. The entire process is depicted using Siri as well which is Apple’s personal assistant. The video focused on the bypass vulnerability to be accessed on all the versions of iOS 5.1.1 to the latest release IOS 9.0.1
The one way through which Apple can overcome this serious flaw or vulnerability is to update a patch for this bug. The best and most secure way is to deactivate Siri from being accessed from the lock screen to safeguard phone.
How you can disable Siri
Go to Settings
Click on Touch Id and passcode options
Enter your passcode in the prompt box that appears.
Look out for option “allow access when locked” and choose disable Siri.
This bug is much smaller to one of the bugs in Android Lollipop which got fixed lately. The Android lock bypass was more difficult than iOS to patch with the most dangerous impact.
The most harmful aspect is this android lock provides bypass which attackers use to steal away important files as well as that can install the apps that are malicious in the affected device. The entire week was sad for Apple’s iOS security as they figured out 4000 malware infested applications on the app store.