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With the beginning of the current month was the discovery of a security flaw threatening phones iPhone and iPads that are running iOS iOS 12 allows hackers access to your personal photos after bypassing your passcode!, the They can then select photos from the camera list and re-routed using application messages iMessages from Apple.
There is no doubt that this loophole that allows third party participation and share your personal photos represent a great concern for users of the iPhone which has long been known to strongly security system they run, so how is it? And how can you protect yourself from this exploit?
First: How can you tell if your phone is in danger?
The discovery of this gap, particularly by Jose Rodriguez Jose Rodriguez is one of the security researchers who uncovered previously about the loophole in the iOS operating system 12 enables any person who has physical access to your device bypassing the encryption and gain access to the list of your contacts, Apple has corrected this loophole in the last update iOS 12.0.1.
And even if Apple updates its operating system, it doesn’t mean that you are running the latest version, you can find out the version of the operating system that you are using through the following steps:
- Scroll to the settings
- Click on the section in General
- Tap on the option About Phone the About Phone, you’ll find many of the details about your phone, including the amplitude and the number of images you have and the iOS version that works on you phone
How can hackers access to your photos on iPhone?
To exploit this vulnerability must be for equal physical access to your phone, and can be done remotely, where they exceed the hackers your passcode by asking the voice assistant Siri “Who Am I?”.
Thus access to the contact details of the device which is connecting to smartphones another, but instead of answering a call is to scroll through the messages Messages and then a custom option Custom reply using SMS or iMessages.
And then the advantage of a VoiceOver a useful feature for visually impaired persons which make the phone to read anything on the screen, and once you locate it on a blank screen, you can also allow access to Photo Library Photo Library.
Show interface iMessage again without the keyboard that shows the place empty section at the bottom of the screen but this is where the view image for iPhone, although at that time will be invisible but can be for VoiceOver to read the properties of sound, and the intruder define a photo and send it to another number.
How can you protect your computer from this exploit?
It may be turn off the voice assistant Siri, a radical solution to this problem although some may see this solution impractical especially if they think a voice assistant much like to use it in development. Generally this is not the first time that you use the aid of voice to break the security of smart phones, therefore, disable Siri right now means you’re at least enjoying the protection of this loophole specifically and that you protect yourself in future against similar vulnerabilities, you can do so by following these steps:
- Scroll to the settings
- Tap on the option of Siri and Siri & Search
- You will see the three options are: Hey Siri Hey Siri, press home for Siri Press Home for Siri, and allow to activate Siri when the phone is locked Allow Siri When Locked
- Click on the second option ALLOW to activate Siri when the phone is locked Allow Siri When Locked and then stop it by pressing the switch button located next to it, will set you iPhone your emotions turn off Siri, then click Turn Off Siri in the pop-up window
After that make sure to install the latest version of the operating system iOS on your phone because the latest version will usually fix the Apple TV any gaps or errors may have been accessed.
It should be noted that after the announcement of this gap, two weeks later discovered the researchers are Richard Zhu Richard Zhu deaden Cam Amat Cama another security hole in iPhone X iPhone X running iOS 12 allows them to access deleted photos.
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