Bad news for ‘iDevices’ owner, TechCrunch has reported that there are two security flaws with those ‘i’ prefix devices from Apple. The first one more like a ‘weakness’ of the new feature on Siri, where users could make calendar appointments, email and text on an iPhone 4S even when it’s in locked position, some users might dislike this particular feature, since it may texting your contacts while you have no intention to send a message, but still, there is a remedy to deactivate this feature.
The second feature is the real security flaw issue on iPad 2 that uncovered by 9to5Mac. On the lock screen mode, you could press the standby button until you see the red slider for powering off the device. At that particular moment, you could close the Smart Cover and take it off again. Press cancel and you’re in!
Let’s roll the video to find out the security flaw on iPad 2…
You could imagine if the get-in happens to be the main menu, you can scroll applications but you can’t launch them. The problem then is when you were in the middle of an email, or browsing something private, then that will show up to other third party’s eyes. This should become one major privacy hurdle for iPad 2 owners.
Luckily, words will eventually spread and the security flaw will be closed in future software update, but until then, you might want to go to the Settings in the General tab and disable the Smart Cover Unlocking, that should do the trick for the moment.