Apple iphone securityApple has some nasty bugs in its iPhone operating systems (iOS 7.1, iOS 7.1.1 and iOS 7.0.4.).

Did you know?

  • Your emails and attachments aren’t being encrypted. A bug in your iPhone is preventing emails that are saved on your device from being properly encrypted
  • Hackers can access your contact list using Siri without unlocking your phone.Siri can be used to bypass either a pass code lock or Touch ID lock screen. A thief can unlock your iPhone’s contact list and make calls to any of the numbers listed. However, to do this, the thief needs physical access to your phone.

Apple says that they are aware of the issues, and they are working on a fix that will be sent in a future software update.

What to do? 

  • Deactivate Siri from the lock screen of your iPhone using the Passcode options in Settings.
  • Contact your IT Managed Service professionals immediately.  We can encrypt all of your mobile devices to ensure your data is kept confidential.

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 19th May 2014 by Ernie Sherman.