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25/9/2015 0 Comments
Apple yesterday released an update to iOS 9, to fix problems that many users have been facing since its release on Sept 17th.
iOS 9.0.1 is now available for download and installation, from Settings -> General -> Software Update.
There are reports today that, while this new release resolves some major problems with the original iOS 9, there is a security issue with the Lock Screen that may allow unauthorised access to your Contacts and Photos.
Check out this article from AppleInsider for further details.
To secure your device and protect it from this security hole, you can disable Siri on your Lock Screen, or set a more complex Passcode (since only simple 4 and 4-digit passcodes allow this lock bypass). Instructions on haw to do both of these are shown below.
Disable Siri on your Lock Screen
Even in the absence of this security hole, it is worth considering whether you should allow Siri access when your screen is locked. For example, if Siri is available from your Lock Screen, your phone can be used to dial any number
To disable use of Siri on your Lock Screen,
(While you are there, think about what other information/features you want to make available while your screen is locked. Turn off anything you want to protect.)
Setting a More Complex Passcode
This is another security setting that is worth considering, even if there wasn't a problem with lock screen security in iOS 9.
You can use a more complex passcode instead of the simple 4 or 6-digit PIN that is standard on the iPhone and iPad. This complex passcode can contain letters, numbers or symbols - making your device much harder to hack if it falls into the hands of the wrong person.
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