The iOS 13 vulnerability allows access to contacts

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Another meltdown! Apple has not yet made the final version of iOS 13 available to iPhone users, and the first signals of a software vulnerability are already appearing. This allows you to access your contacts without having to unlock the device.

There is no perfect system. Although iOS is often talked about in the context of a high level of security, the software suffers from some ills. This time there was information about a vulnerability on the network that allows an unauthorized person to access contacts saved on the device. I mean of course here full contact details, not just the name.

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Apple knows about the problem and, I think, will release the patch relatively quickly, but it's worth learning a little more about the vulnerability. No special hardware or software is needed to 'use it' and get in touch. In principle, we only need the device we want to get to and knowledge of the order of the steps to be performed. To the point.

In order to 'get to' the contacts saved on the locked iPhone, we should first establish a video or voice call with the device. After rejecting and sending a return message of any content, but not stock content, you must activate the Siri assistant by voice and call the VoiceOver function and deactivate it. In this way, we are able to add a new contact in the message field. As you can guess, from this place you can easily get detailed information about saved contacts.

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The gap is real security risk user data, however, to be able to use it, it is necessary to have access to the victim's device and to know its phone number. This significantly reduces the range of the method. Nevertheless, such errors should not occur in the case of a manufacturer that priced its smartphones quite high. Spending several thousand zlotys on a mobile device, we have the right to expect the lowest possible number of errors, about gaps such as described, I will not mention.

How long do you think Apple will take to patch the gap?