A hacker has found a way to reach through iOS’ lock screen to grab photos and contact information. Anyone can do it too, and it will only take about 30 seconds.
Earlier this week, Zerodium, which maintains a zero-day acquisition platform, offered a $1 million bounty for a browser-based jailbreak that can be remotely executed.
One hacker’s discovery didn’t qualify for the bounty, but it did reveal a vine-covered backdoor into the world’s most secure mobile operating system.
The exploit entails using Apple’s own Siri to carry out a hacker’s wishes because the digital assistant has the ability to pass between the walls of lock screens to serve up information from the other side.