Huge iPhone bug lets anyone ‘enter your phone’ from lockscreen and read messages

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A vulnerability in the latest iPhone operating system exposes your mobile to hackers.

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Security researcher Jose Rodriguez published a video on Monday detailing how a bug in iOS 15 enables attackers to read your Notes app.

A security researcher has uncovered a vulnerability in the latest version of the iPhone operating systemcredit: Jose Rodriguez

Apple released iOS 15 on September 20, bringing a fresh new design and some new features to iPhones around the world.


However, it appears that there are some safety creases that still need to be ironed out. Hopefully the company will fix this bug soon.

In his video, Rodriguez showed how he was able to bypass the iPhone lock screen to access the iPhone’s default notetaking app – Notes.

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Depending on the user, notes can contain anything from recent shopping lists to passwords, bank details, and other sensitive information.

An attacker would need to get their hands on your iPhone to carry out a complex break-in.

Rodriguez asks Siri to activate VoiceOver, an iPhone feature that clearly describes what’s on the screen.

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He then pulls down Control Center and navigates to Instant Notes, which allows one to jot down a note without having to unlock the phone.

Rodriguez then opens the stopwatch and after a few taps is able to open the Notes app via VoiceOver.

Instead of just giving him the option to start a new note, the iPhone gives Rodriguez access to all the notes saved on the device.

Rodriguez finally enables VoiceOver to read a saved note that should not be accessed from a locked device.

The researcher also manages to copy the note and paste it into the message.

A recording of the exploit, which works on an iPhone running iOS 14.8 and iOS 15, was posted to Rodriguez’s YouTube channel.

Apple is very quick to fix vulnerabilities found in new software releases, usually within a few days of discovery.

has reached out to Apple for comment.

An attacker needs to get their hands on your iPhone to break-in

An attacker needs to get their hands on your iPhone to break-incredit: Alamy

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