iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability

X

Apple’s new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro will reportedly ship with an iOS 13 security vulnerability, allegedly exposing contact details without first requiring a passcode or biometric identification.

Demonstrated in a video by independent researcher Jose Rodriguez, the weakness can be exploited by receiving a FaceTime call and then using the voiceover feature from Siri to access the contact list via the ‘reply by text message’ option.

The flaw was initially referred to Apple on 17 July for an Apple Security Bounty, however, Mr Rodriguez went public with his findings after he suspected Apple would not provide a fix before the iOS 13 release.

Apple is reportedly waiting for iOS 13.1 (scheduled for release 24 Sept.) to fix the item, leaving pre-order customers with little way to protect their new phone until the update.

All iPhone models capable of running iOS 13 are tipped to remain compromised until the new update.

Fortunately, there is a workaround for users by disabling the ‘reply with message’ lock screen feature, which is located in the Face ID & Passcode settings on the iPhone.

According to Inc.com, the security flaw has led the US Department of Defence (DOD) to email its employees and contractors “strongly encouraging” them not to upgrade their iPhones to iOS 13.

One saving grace is that the flaw does require physical access to the phone, meaning users are safe as long as they hold onto their new iPhone 11 or 11 Pro.

iPhone 11 cam iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability

728x90 TCL Mini LED FUll Array iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
Dec21 728x90 1 iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
HAR0532 SHCHnews BT 728x90 iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
UE Wonderboom2 CNWeb LB Blue iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
4SQM banner 728x90px Wave Shuffle l iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
728x90 Leaderboard UNIFI iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
Mode II 728x90px product iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
ARL0447 Arlo Cash Back Promo Nov 21 Web Banner 728x90px 300dpi V3 AU scaled iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
728 x 90 iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability
2375 Flare 4SQM Digital Banner Ads LB 728x90 scaled iPhone 11 To Ship with iOS Security Vulnerability

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE