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  • Hacker Creates Siri Proxy Server Hack to Add Limitless Functionality to Siri


    Applidium’s cracking of the Siri security protocol early this week was a huge development in the quest to successfully get Siri communicating with Apple servers on non-iPhone 4S devices. While it still isn’t possible, an interesting development by a hacker with the Twitter handle “plamoni” might bring a bevy of new features to Siri.

    Plamoni created a proxy server for Siri. The whole point of the proxy server allows developers to create custom Siri handlers for different actions. In plamoni’s particular example he created a plugin with custom handles that allowed him to control his thermostat from his iPhone.

    The possibilities extend far beyond checking and changing the settings on a thermostat. Even better, the hack doesn’t require a jailbroken iPhone 4S to work. But, it does requires a decent amount of knowledge of certificates and openssl as users will need to create a root CA, load the root CA’s public certificate to their phone and set up a DNS server on their home network. Full instructions on how to set up a Siri Proxy on your home network can be found here.

    This development has my mind racing like a six-year old’s in Candy Land. The jailbreak community will undoubtedly come up with a number of elegant, functional, and useful Siri hacks utilizing the what Applidium started and plamoni continued.

    Again I cannot reiterate how awesome this development is. Siri could be far more customizable and easily manipulated than previously imagined.

    Source: GitHub [via iPhoneHacks]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hacker Creates Siri Proxy Server Hack to Add Limitless Functionality to Siri started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      This is very cool crazy how it all works.
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      Good job, this is amazing
    1. Devilish4eveR's Avatar
      Devilish4eveR -
      This is just freaking awesome!!! Cannot wait to see what developers will add to it..!!!
    1. sobeniceguy2's Avatar
      sobeniceguy2 -
      computer engage...
    1. Dtpl's Avatar
      Dtpl -
      That's amazing!!
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      skynet!!!
    1. xNEOxGENESISx's Avatar
      xNEOxGENESISx -
      Super Amazing! just tapped on to the door for greater possibilities!
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      The "found here" link doesn't work
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Impressive
    1. blondelefty's Avatar
      blondelefty -
      So technically if I could fake my udid of a 4s I could run Siri with this?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      sweet
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      Why is a thermostat plugged into wifi?
    1. danben7's Avatar
      danben7 -
      very very epic
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      Quote Originally Posted by c14rlf View Post
      Why is a thermostat plugged into wifi?
      so u can set it from anywhere so u can always walk into a warm house
    1. djerrol's Avatar
      djerrol -
      wish theres a easy way to port it to ip4
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Quote Originally Posted by djerrol View Post
      wish theres a easy way to port it to ip4
      Nope, no easy way.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Siri, get me a beer
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      SIRI... Launch Nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Target: Syria
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      I've got this up and running and it gave me chills when I saw the commands in my terminal window. This rocks! Going to buy a wifi thermostat tomorrow and keep following this guys dev site on GitHub.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colby21 View Post
      skynet!!!
      FFs. There just has to be a sky net comment on every new technology article doesn't there?