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iPhone and Android passcodes can be bypassed within seconds

By Rick
Mar 28, 2012
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  1. Swedish security firm, Micro Systemation, has demonstrated how simple it is to defeat lock screen passcode mechanisms on both iPhone OS and Android devices. To do it, the company shows…

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    iPhone and Android passcodes can be bypassed within seconds by law enforcement agencies.
    *fixed*
     
  3. Turn Simple Passcode off in iOS, good luck cracking it.
     
  4. How well does it work when the device is encrypted?? My tablet and phone (both android) are fully encrypted.... also I don't use a simple pin. I have a full password on my tablet. How does the software stack up then. Curious for my own sake...
     
  5. seriously....4 digit password are you kidding me "sounds like something a ***** would have on his luggage"(spaceballs movie).
    My cat could break 4 digits I'm unimpressed with this software, and depressed that anyone would use simple passwords on there mobile device(sigh).
     
  6. If I remember correctly, my iphone is set to delete all data after a few unsuccessful attempts, how that works for brute force method I wonder?

    So many unanswered questions!
     
  7. Twixtea

    Twixtea TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Haha, if I were your friend and knew that, I would have tried random password and deleted all your files and said ''I didn't know'' :D
     
  8. This is stupid, why? Because governments are already listening to you while you're talking, messaging, using gps or browsing the internet! Everything you have on your phone, mobile company's has it!
     
  9. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    +1 !

    Having your iphone delete all data after a few unsuccessful attempts sounds so paranoid hah.
     
  10. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 817   +231

    Better to have it auto delete if you lose your phone then to have a random person have all your contacts and information. I have a program on my phone that does the same, it also has an option that will let me manually delete all information with a text message with the right info sent to it.
     

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