A purported security flaw in iOS 8.0.2 that allows intruders to break into iPhones unchallenged has been declared as a fake. The news was first reported by several mainstream media outlets, all of which cited a YouTube video which shows a security issue that is plaguing the Touch ID and Passcode security features for iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.2.
How Does It Work?
According to the hoax video, the flaw requires an Apple iPhone to run either iOS 8 or iOS 8.0.2. The smartphone must be plugged into a computer or outlet. Apart from this, the 'Allow Hey Siri' setting must be turned on. If everything is set in the manner mentioned above, then a stranger can break into someone's iPhone unchallenged, it said.
The video details that intruders can take advantage of this glitch by asking Siri a question. However, before she does come up with an answer, users must press the home button and swipe to the right to get past the iPhone's security system.
It also mentions that the glitch doesn't work all the time and is only a rare occurrence. So this should not be a matter of concern for Apple iPhone users. It goes without saying that Apple won't even be talking about this glitch.