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Hackers have learned to hack the iPhone with a voice assistant Siri

on Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:01 pm
Through personal assistant iPhone criminals can make calls and send messages to a different number to bypass the pin-code and lock via fingerprint, writes The Daily Mirror.

Millions of smartphone users run the risk of losing money as a result of the holes in the security system, which allows you to use a locked phone, writes The Daily Mirror.

Hacking is done by voice assistant Siri, through which criminals can make calls and send messages with the iPhone for various, including premium rate numbers, bypassing the pin-code and lock via fingerprint.

A similar technology is used by Microsoft in its digital voice assistant Cortana, and Google Now.
The lack of security means that people who lose their phones could eventually get huge bills for calls to long-distance or toll numbers. The program a personal assistant can be switched off, but by default it is activated in all smartphones, so most people do not turn off it, even if never used.

As the publication of a security expert, technical oversight was caused by handset manufacturers. The thieves can hack the phone for a second, received calls and access to confidential information of the owner. Apple declined to comment in a massive error in the security system. In Russian
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