Apple Confirms Siri Bug That Exposes Notifications Will Be Fixed

Apple Confirms Siri Bug That Exposes Notifications Will Be Fixed

The problem was reported by Brazilian website MacMagazine earlier this week.

Apple has already issued a statement that says it is "aware" of the bug and is now working on a fix. In a statement on the matter provided to MacRumors, Apple said: "We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update".

Siri's behaviour becomes a privacy issue because it can read out messages and emails from third-party apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Gmail, even if an iPhone is locked.

Siri was launched alongside the iPhone 4s in 2011.

Upon its release late past year, iOS 11 was widely viewed as one of the buggiest iOS releases in history. If you are an iPhone X owner, you should be aware that out of the box, the smartphone hides the notification content in lock screen.

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Setting Show Previews When Unlocked is another convenience that seems uncontroversial - sure, you'll see private information that's specific to an app without switching to the app itself, but only when your phone's unlocked.

It's particularly concerning that this affects Signal notifications, as the app is primarily favored for its encrypted messaging features that provide extra security. Then toggle off Show on Lock Screen. Until a fix has been released, we suppose users who are anxious about this can maybe try disabling Siri. Saying things like "Read my last email" and "Read my last note" lead to Siri insisting that you unlock your phone before the voice assistant can follow through on the request since it associates those asks with Apple's software. This would allow anyone to read your messages, whereby breaching the security code which has always been the main concern to Apple.

Go to Settings → Touch ID & Passcode → ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED.

Thankfully there are some basic settings that can prevent Siri from reading out your personal messages without authentication, but it takes a toll at some of your convenience.

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