And people say Microsoft ignored security…

Newer iOS devices come with a little friendly helper called Siri

Siri does many things to help you during the day. When I drove from Connecticut to Chicago, I learned Siri will not do even the most basic tasks without having cellular data access – which says the speech recognition isn’t done in the phone. In the last week, Apple confessed that they are storing everything you ask zsiri to do for at least 2 years

But that’s not the big problem. If you turn on Siri but let Siri break through the pass code entry – let’s say you’re driving and tell Siri “send a message to my wife”, you don’t want to have to unlock the keyboard. What that means is anyone picking up your phone could make Siri do all kinds of unpleasant things.

Today, I told Siri to call me a string of expletives. With the phone still locked, I asked Siri “Who am I? Siri gladly volunteered my name, email address, home address. Siri no longer will show your contacts, but will do lots of things for a clever person.

There is a passcode setting to block Siri from working on your locked phone, but it is not the default

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8 Responses to And people say Microsoft ignored security…

  1. briand75 says:

    George Orwell, call your office – again.

    Remember the commercial from the 70’s where someone tossed a sledgehammer through the video screen? Right – totalitarianism the new capitalism. Thank you Apple/Google/GE.

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    “send a message to my wife” …. cueing 60s classic. por favor y gracias, Maria:

  3. Art Stone says:

    If your friends leave their iPhone unguarded


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