20111209 iPhone 4S Security Loophole

iPhone 4S Security Loophole


Those of you with a new iPhone 4S, who use Siri voice recognition, may want to improve your smartphone’s security settings. The default setting for Siri is “On”, which means that even when your phone is locked, anyone could pick it up, hold down the home button and tell Siri to send texts and emails.

To change this, simply change the default setting (Settings > General > Passcode Lock) from “Allow access to Siri when locked with a passcode” to “Off.”

Colin Bryant
Computer System Coordinator
UBC, Dept. of Psychiatry