iPhone Photo Security

iOS 9.0.2 has patched a potentially disturbing vulnerability which allowed malicious users who have access to your device to use Siri from the Lock screen in order to browse your photos and contacts.

According to Apple’ official iOS 9.0.2 release notes, the software has fixed the issue which allowed access to photos and contacts on a locked device by “restricting options offered on a locked device.”

The vulnerability was left unpatched in iOS 9.0 and iOS 9.0.1 and affected the iPhone 4s and later, fifth-generation iPod touch and later and iPad 2 and later.

Released yesterday, iOS 9.0.2 fixes issues with cellular data toggles, iMessage activation, stability of the Podcast app and more. In addition, the previous iOS 9.0 software update has introduced a new 30-second Auto-lock option in Settings to both increase your security and cut down power consumption.

It’s worth mentioning that Apple no longer signs iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0 firmware for compatible devices, meaning users who have updated to iOS 9 are prevented from reverting to older iOS versions.

Source: Apple

  • @dongiuj

    Updated to iOS 9.0.2 today and all I can say is app crash app crash app crash app crash over and over and over again… What is it with a $700 billion computer company not getting it right?

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      iOS 9.1 fixes that.

      • @dongiuj

        Are you sure about that? For me, app crashing has been getting worse since iOS 8.

  • Dany Quirion

    Am i the only one that has a crappy battery life?.. Im at 56% and i have 2h40min of usage, facebook and webbrowsing i mean, with my iphone 6 i would be getting atleast 4 hrs of usage to reach that point

    • I’m at 55% now and 3h17min of usage, iphone 6. snapchat facebook and youtube

    • Use the “Low Power Mode”. Without it my battery dies stupidly fast, with it I can make it through the day and still have battery left in the device (as I type this my iPhone has 20% battery left – not bad considering in the United Kingdom it’s currently ten past seven in the evening).

      • Dany Quirion

        low power mode reduces the processor by 50%there would be no point of having an iphone 6s at that speed

      • Not really true in all cases and a working iPhone is going to help a whole lot more than a dead one!
        Also, no one but you mentioned the 6S btw

  • Which unless you really wanted to check someone’s pics, was an absurdly long and silly way to “hack” into someone’s iPhone Photos. lol

  • Carlos Neira

    Hey someone have this problem: I can transfer my purchases from my iPhone to my pc (my idevice is on 9.0.2 doesn’t work) but with iOS 8.4.1 is all just fine