A VULNERABILITY in the latest iPhone operating system exposes your mobile to hackers.
Security researcher Jose Rodriguez published a video Monday detailing how the bug in iOS 15 enables would-be attackers to read your Notes app.
Apple released iOS 15 on September 20, giving iPhones across the globe a fresh new design and some handy new features.
However, it would appear there are a few security creases that still need ironing out. The company is expected to patch the bug soon.
In his video, Rodriguez showed how he was able to bypass the iPhone lock screen to access Notes – the iPhone's default notetaking app.
Depending on the user, Notes can contain anything from a recent shopping list to passwords, bank details and other sensitive information.
An attacker would need to have their hands on your iPhone to carry out the complex break-in.
Rodriguez asks Siri to activate VoiceOver, an iPhone feature that audibly describes what's on screen.
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He then pulls down the Control Centre and navigates to Instant Notes, which allows someone to jot down a note without unlocking the phone.
Rodriguez then opens stopwatch and after a few taps is able to open the Notes app via VoiceOver.
Rather than simply giving him the option to start a new Note, the iPhone hands Rodriguez access to all of the Notes saved on the device.
Rodriguez is eventually able to make VoiceOver read out a saved Note that should not be accessible from a locked device.
The researcher even manages to copy the Note and paste it into a message.
The recording of the exploit, which works on iPhones running iOS 14.8 and iOS 15, was posted to Rodriguez's YouTube channel.
Apple is pretty quick to patch vulnerabilities found in new software releases, typically rolling out a fix within a few days of discovery.
The Sun has reached out to Apple for comment.
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