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People Can Post A Facebook Status Update With Your Locked iPhone!

It's all Siri's fault.
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You might have already heard about this annoying new iPhone hack: it allows people to send messages, make calls and post Facebook updates from your phone—even when it's locked.

Pranksters are using Siri to do it. They summon the voice assistant while the lock screen is on by holding down on the Home button, before making their commands.

While Siri's actions are limited in lock mode, users can still dictate text messages to any contact saved on your phone, make calls just by saying a name, or ask to "Update Facebook" with a (no doubt, awkward AF) status.

So, just when you thought your phone was safe with your friends, it's actually kind of not. Unless you follow these simple steps to protect yourself, that is:

To block the hack, go ahead and open the Settings menu, scroll down to Siri, and switch off the option that says "Access on Lock Screen." Hey presto—you're covered.

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Doing this does mean you'll no longer be able to summon Siri when your phone is locked. But, perhaps it's a small price to pay to stop your friends chatting with that guy you've just starting seeing...right?

This article originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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