Why Not to Use H1Siri

Posted In iPhone - By Joon On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 With 0 Comments

Recently, H1Siri was released in Cydia. The app basically enabled Siri on the iPhone and the iPod Touch 4G. The app had server issues, but there was some success for some people. While it may enable Apple’s amazing voice recognition technology on your iPhone or iPod, it may be illegal, and it does not work the majority of the time.

iDB has questioned the logisitics:

As Pete “Plamoni” Lamonica shows in his latest video, questionable legality isn’t the only reason that you shouldn’t be using H1Siri – it could potentially give a third-party control over your iDevice, and with relative ease on their part.

As we warned yesterday, using H1Siri means that you are sending all kinds of personal data through someone else’s servers, meaning that they can either eavesdrop on what is going on with your iDevice, or even take control of it as shown in Pete’s video…

The video shows how easy it would be for a remote SiriProxy server to send SMS messages from your iPhone without your knowledge. Because you have no idea what plugins are being run on the server that Siri is communicating with, you do not know what could be going on behind the scenes.

While Pete’s video shows an SMS being sent to a phone number in his address book, it is theoretically possible to send messages to any number. This means that a compromised SiriProxy sever could have your phone send SMS messages to premium rate numbers, costing you a small fortune in the process.

So is it worth it to download H1Siri?No.

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