How Apple’s Siri Turned Silly Due To An Error
It seems like Apple has left a gigantic loophole in is operating system for iPhones that offers practically anybody the authorization to hidden notifications of anybody’s handset. All they require to do is to just ask. As located by Mac Magazine, anyone can ask Siri, the digital assistant of Apple, to read out the messages on the smartphones and it just will read the notifications out loud. The virtual assistant will not even confirm if it is actually the device’s owner.
The local media tried it and was capable of replicating the problem in the most enhanced smartphone of the company, iPhone X. The bug operated with WhatsApp and a handful of more 3rd-party applications. As per the report, the bug operates on Facebook Messenger, 3rd-party email apps, and even Slack.
The loophole is present not only in existing iPhones but also in beta editions of iOS 11.3. If you are an owner of iPhone X, you must be alert that the handset hides the content of notification out of the box in lock screen. On the other hand, the content can be visible to others as soon as the handset recognizes you. But it seems like Siri can exceed this safety layer quite effortlessly.
Fascinatingly, Siri does ask you to open the iPhone X if you request her to read the last note or last email.
Apple has not provided any word on this problem. But seeing at the firm’s last record, this must get solved within upcoming couple of days as an upgrade to the OS. As for beta versions of iOS 11.3, the error can be solved by the time the last edition rolls out.
Until the company resolves this problem, you can just turn off the notifications for apps for lock screen if you do not want Siri to read them aloud.