In an odd oversight from Apple, the voice-controlled personal assistant Siri will let you have access to a locked iPhone 4S without having to enter the passcode. That’s right, you’ll be able to send texts, phone calls, schedule appointments and more on someone else’s locked iPhone 4S.
I thought this was poppycock when I first heard it, as I threw on a passcode and tried to get Siri to check my mail. It was good and said it couldn’t access that without having me enter my passcode, so I thought we were just getting some overblown reports. Then, I used Siri to try and make calls and it did it easily without me having to enter in my code. Very lame.
As you can see in the video below, it’s easy to disable this (Settings, General, Passcode, Siri) but it’s weird to see Apple not think this could be a problem. There’s an argument that it’s about convenience but I don’t buy that, as if you’re all about convenience, then you wouldn’t put a passcode on in the first place. The simple fact that a person included a passcode indicates that they want a certain level of security, so it boggles the mind to see Siri be able to bypass that by default.