Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages

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Apple has confirmed that they are working towards solving the problem of Siri reading aloud hidden notifications on iPhones.

A Brazilian Mac magazine - it's called MacMagazine - claims to have uncovered a security hole in iOS 11. But a bug in the most recent iOS 11 software challenges the very nature of Apple's privacy.

"We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update", Apple said in a statement given to the publication.

Apple is soon rolling out a fix for the bug that's allowing Siri to read out hidden lock screen notifications.

For those learning about this bug for the first time, basically even if you choose to disable previews in notifications, users can ask Siri to read their notifications out in which even those that are supposed to be hidden will be revealed.

One of the hallmarks of iOS 11 on the iPhone X is that it automatically hides the content of your messages from the home screen. You can also disable lock screen notifications on a per-app basis by going to Settings Notifications and then select a specific app.

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Another option is to turn off lock screen notifications to apps you think to carry sensitive information. Try living without Siri - she's been implicated in several security bypass bugs before, so why take the risk unless you really need Apple's voice recognition services? Why give anyone who picks up your phone a chance to talk to it and be obeyed by Siri, no matter how inconsequentially?

Interestingly, the bug does not work for Apple's native messaging app, meaning your iMessages are safe.

Now have someone send you a WhatsApp text and then ask Siri to "read my notifications".

We're not sure when exactly the fix will arrive, but it's possible that it might come in iOS 11.3, which is now in beta, or even possibly in iOS 11.2.7 if Apple were to release a minor update.

Under the "When Unlocked" setting, you can choose from "Always" and 'Never'.

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