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Is Siri spilling your secrets?

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

We've all become quite good at locking our smart phones, with pass codes or fingerprints, in order to protect prying eyes from peeping our private information.

WBTV Cyber Expert, and founder of Fortalice, Theresa Payton says she's found a weak link in the security chain.

Her name is Siri.

Payton says you can press the home button of a locked phone and still get Siri to tell you things about the owner of that phone.

She suggests that you try holding the home button and telling Siri the following:

"Show me a picture I took today"
"Show me yesterday's meetings on the calendar"

Ask: 

"What's my name?" 
"What's my email address?" 
"What's on the calendar today?" 

The solution?  In order to protect your privacy when your phone is not in your direct possession, open your settings.  Tap "general" and then "Siri".  That's where you'll find the button to turn Siri off until you know your phone will be with you at all times.

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