A security flaw in iOS 13, the next iPhone operating system, could allow you to access your phone's contact list even if it's protected by password or biometrics, the technology website said. The verge this Friday (13). The vulnerability exploited from the VoiceOver accessibility feature, which reads aloud what appears on the device screen. Remember that the final version of iOS 13 is not yet available to the public and is scheduled for release next Thursday, September 19.
The gap is relatively simple and does not require specific knowledge for its activation. An attacker only needs physical access to the iPhone. To bypass the phone lock, I need to reject a FaceTime call and follow two more easy-to-do procedures through custom messaging, Siri and the VoiceOver feature.
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iOS 13 has flaw that can give contacts access through the locked screen Photo: Playback / Lucas Mendes
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With the bug, emails, phone numbers, addresses and other data can be viewed by tapping the contact suggestions displayed in the message recipient field. It is not possible, however, to have access to photo of the person.
The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Jose Rodriguez, who said he reported the Apple problem on July 17. According to him, the bug appears to have been fixed in the iOS 13.1 test edition, expected to update on September 30. However, the version that reaches consumers next Thursday may still contain the security flaw.
One way to protect yourself from the breach is to hold on to anxiety and wait until the end of September to upgrade to iOS 13.1. Those who do not want to wait, in turn, should pay more attention to the device and avoid leaving it near strangers.
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