Major Siri bug exposes all your hidden Signal messages on iPhone

Siri privacy bug lets it read out most hidden message content on a locked iPhone

However, with the bug within iOS 11.3, anybody can ask Siri things like "read my last note" or "read my last email" without any security blocks.

While Apple has yet to roll out a fix for the iOS bug that enables Siri to read out hidden lock screen notifications, here are ways to counter the security flaw for now.

Hopefully Apple will fix the bug ASAP, because the illusion of security is arguably more risky than no security at all.

If you use a feature baked into iOS 11 that lets you hide messages, you might be disappointed to learn that Siri isn't so good at keeping that content hidden.

Turn off lock screen notifications for these sensitive apps (Settings Notifications select app Show on Lock Screen).

Have you endured any embarrassing moments courtesy of Apple's personal assistant?

The bug could essentially allow anyone to go through your hidden messages without you even unlocking the device. 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". It's possible that the next pre-release version will come with the solution for the lock screen bug. Or, Apple could add it to the iOS 11.3 update, which includes the battery health meter and a toggle switch to prevent Apple from throttling certain iPhone models with weak batteries. If it does, then fans can expect iOS 11.3 to be the update that would end the problem with Siri.

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.

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