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iPhone Brute-Force attack defeats Apple security


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BexN

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Have you heard? the Eff Bee Eye has come up with a way to bypass the Apple security that deletes a users data after multiple unsucessful artempts to unlock? They have managed to break into a locked iPhone "in 26 minutes" using a brute-force-style attack...

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i am guessing the are using an updated version of msftguy's ssh ramdisk tool .. which basically allows fiull root access via dfu mode. there is allready a program that could brute force the password ..  all it needs to work on new phones is an updated version of that tool


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is this for real?



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Well, I think that would only work with a 4-digit password, otherwise the method might take years, decades or even centuries. I'm glad I have the finger print sensor, so I can set a really long password.

My actual password is 16 digit long with letters and numbers. :D So these news don't bother me at all.



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Well. Apple has some work to do.



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There should be some reasonable steps be taken by APPLE in this regard.