Your iOS 10 Passcode is NOT Safe, Anyone Can Access Your Contacts/Photos

ios 10 passcode hack

We’ve just heard of a vulnerability in iOS 10, iOS 9 and iOS 8 that allows hackers to bypass your passcode and get access to your photos and contacts when your phone is locked. Two YouTube users have independently posted videos that show how they can do this.

Fortunately, there’s a temporary workaround to enhance your locked screen security until Apple rolls out a fix for this. At this point we don’t even know if they will, since they haven’t commented on it yet.

The process is a little roundabout, but now that it’s on YouTube, anyone can figure out how to do it. Just in case you’re curious, you can try it out yourself before you follow the steps to protect your device. The hack seems to work on iPads running these versions of iOS as well.

Apparently, the hack works on even the latest version of iOS, which is iOS 10.2 beta 3, so if you’ve just downloaded the third beta for iOS 10.2, your phone is vulnerable as well.

Essentially, the attacker can follow a 7-step process that will allow them to misuse Siri to access your images and contacts. Here it is, as outlined by a post on antivirus company Kaspersky Labs’ site, Threatpost. Note the highlighted section at the bottom, which shows you how to protect yourself in the short-term:

iOS 10 passcode hack

Here are the videos that show how this is done.

Video 1 Posted by iDeviceHelp

Video 2 Posted by EverythingApplePro

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