Apple to fix blabbermouth Siri bug that reads your private notifications aloud


The iOS 11 has been riddled with so many bugs and half-baked functionality that some of the users preferred to stick to the previous version. It then displays a very general "Mail message" for email and "iMessage" for text content in the notification box. Things started looking brighter after the iOS 11.1.3 update but things have tanked once again.

MacRumours replicated the bug on an iPhone X in its own tests, between iOS 11.2.6 and the current iOS 11.3 beta.

The new bug is not about a botched up functionality but it is something that can be used to spy on others notifications.

Turn off lock screen notifications for these sensitive apps (Settings Notifications select app Show on Lock Screen). This, however, can be bypassed by using Siri.

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That being said, this issue only seems to affect third-party apps since Siri didn't read out SMS notifications. And while the bug only applies to third-party notifications - as opposed to Apple's own Messages app - the popularity of third-party messaging services from the likes of WhatsApp certainly makes the bug something to worry about. But Siri can read out messages, even with this setting set to "When Unlocked", which can be a privacy faux pas, since anyone will be able to hear your messages.

While Apple has yet to roll out a fix for the iOS bug that enables Siri to read out hidden lock screen notifications, here are ways to counter the security flaw for now. Such design flaws in Digital Assistants will only make it more risky and thus override the usability. Apple in the statement said,"We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update".

According to a report from Engadget, Apple has confirmed to the publication that they are aware of the problem and will be issuing a fix.