Lock screen bypass
iOS 9.0.1 was released by Apple a couple of days ago, alongside the release of tvOS beta 2 and iOS 9.1 beta 2
9.0.1 was issued over-the-air as an intended bug fix installment squelching wifi connection bugs, as well as squaring away some issues with photos, Safari and Alarms.
Last Friday, a report of a lockscreen bypass using a button combo that invokes Siri using the long press gesture on the home button while entering the last 2 keys of a 4 digit pin…
I haven’t been able to reproduce the bypass on a 6 key lockscreen passcode. Keep this in mind: I have witnessed some of the media used in reporting this exploit are doing so using a video that shows someone performing the technique on an iPhone with TouchID enabled…obviously using the biometric sensor the way it is supposed to used.
The 4 key lockscreen bypass allows access to contacts and photos.
How can you prevent this from happening?
- Disable Siri access on the lockscreen in settings at TouchID
- Use a 6 digit passcode?
- Don’t let anyone’s paws on your handset.