Weng Chin points out something he describes as a security flaw in the iPhone 4S with Siri. In this video, Chin demonstrates that a user can make phone calls from the iPhone 4S even while it is protected by the iPhone:


At 1 minute and 5 seconds in the video, Chin shows using Siri to make a phone call despite the iPhone 4S being locked. This seems to be by design, however.

Having Siri enabled while your phone is locked allows for you to continue to have hands free usage of your phone, even when in a locked state. Apple does offer you the ability to turn Siri off on the Lock Screen, if you prefer more security over convenience. In previous iPhones without Siri, users could similarly dial arbitrary numbers using Voice Dial even when the iPhone was locked. Apple similarly offered an option for Voice Dial to be turned off on the Lock Screen only.

Top Rated Comments

bryanjc Avatar
161 months ago
WRONG.

There is an option to switch this off.

Under Passcode lock ''Do not allow access to Siri when locked with a passcode'.

You obviously have that option selected.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hobo.hopkins Avatar
161 months ago
I think people should be a little more careful before labelling something a "flaw".
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sideburn Avatar
161 months ago
WRONG.

There is an option to switch this off.

Under Passcode lock ''Do not allow access to Siri when locked with a passcode'.

You obviously have that option selected.

LOL, they went to all that trouble to create a video when it's obvious you can toggle this feature on and off... :D
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NAG Avatar
161 months ago
And here starts the search for the next Apple-Gate. Will they unlock the eighth chevron and where will it lead?!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
toddybody Avatar
161 months ago
As they point out, you can disable Siri functionality while locked...so, how is this a security issue?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tigres Avatar
161 months ago
It was this way with Voice dial as well. it should work this way, always.
who cares; what are they going to do- call mom?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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