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If You Think Your Locked iPhone Is Safe, This Trick Will Teach You Otherwise

Locking your iPhone typically makes it impervious to hackers by keeping your personal information safe and sound with the help of a passcode…right?

Well, maybe not. Someone found a sneaky way to circumvent those passcodes we love so much, and it’s a lot easier to do than you might think. Don’t believe me? Give it a shot.

Press the home button or say “Hey Siri.”
Ask Siri to search Twitter.
When Siri asks what to search for, say the last part of any email address (i.e., “at Gmail dot com”).
From the results, choose a tweet that contains a full email address.
Click that tweet, and using 3-D touch, press firmly on the address until a pop-up window appears.
Choose “Add New Contact” and BOOM. You have access to all of that person’s contacts and photo libraries!
It sounds confusing, but this video should help.

It sounds confusing, but this video should help.

Update: Representatives from Apple recently stated that this glitch has been taken care of, but you should probably check just to make sure.

Don’t go stealing someone’s information, but if you can do it to someone else, someone else can certainly do it to you. We store so much information on our phones, and it’s important that we take the necessary precautions to protect it. All we can do beyond that is hope that phone companies are looking out for us, too.

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