Bug Allows Hackers to Break into iOS 13 and Access iPhone Contacts

We’re only a few days away from the moment Apple is supposed to push the go-ahead button for the brand-new iOS 13, and here’s a security researcher coming up with an exploit that exposes contact information on an iPhone.

Jose Rodriguez says the lockscreen bypass makes it possible for anyone to trick an iPhone running iOS 13 to grant access to stored contacts, all using nothing more than a FaceTime call.

A successful hack requires physical access to the vulnerable iPhone, and the security researcher says that Siri’s voiceover support can be used during the FaceTime call to obtain access to the contact list.

However, no other data is exposed, like messages or photos, albeit access to contact information means an attacker could get data like emails, phone numbers, and other sensitive details.

Fix available in iOS 13.1

The researcher, who has previous… (read more)

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