Video: Watch this Siri hack bypass iOS 7's lock screen

Security vulnerability allows a third party to grab your iPhone and tell Siri to perform various functions even when locked

The video below shows something happening that shouldn't happen: a user accessing apps on an iPhone running iOS 7 without unlocking the device first. The culprit? Siri.

Researchers at security firm Cenzik found that Siri provides a bit of a backdoor in iOS 7, allowing access to various apps while the iPhone is still locked. By commanding Siri to do various tasks, the researchers were able to post to sites like Facebook and Twitter; send messages and email; make phone calls; and collect such information as calling history, contacts, and saved Maps locations all without having to unlock the phone. The vulnerability also exists in iOS 6.

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