Siri works and works very well. Consider this service is still in bata form. There are however some issues with functionality. The service was down over the weekend due to too much stress on the network. At least that is the thinking of the masses since Apple has not released a official statement about the matter.
This new issue that some are calling a security flaw is over hyped as much as antenna gate was. While the phone is locked with or without a pass code Siri will function. This is very helpful but can lead to some issues. Such as a person saying call come or where do I live. Pretty much everything Siri can do will work even if your phone is locked. With the iPhone 4S setting a pass code is not enough.
I can’t really call this a Siri security problem but I do recommend following the steps below to cover yourself. I am sure Apple has it working by default for ease of use but not everyone will use this feature for good. You can disable Siri from working when the iPhone is locked by doing the following.
- Go to settings
- Go to General
- Go to Passcode Lock
- Enter your passcode (If you don’t have one, now is a good time to set it)
- Turn Siri to off
That is it Siri will no longer work when your phone is locked.