Russian security firm cracks iOS 4's hardware encryption

Matthew

TS Evangelist
A Russian security firm has announced the first commercially available toolkit capable of cracking the encryption and passwords on Apple's latest mobile devices. ElcomSoft says its software can bypass the…

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spydercanopus

TS Evangelist
The iphone is the perfect tracking device for government and citizens alike. The fact you can't remove the battery allows it to listen in any time. FBI have officially stated they have the ability to turn on your phone's microphone even when it's off since the 9-11 false flag attack.
 

Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
Likely not the last time they crack some type of communications or technological circuit or whatever I dont know what I'm really talking about....
 

BrianUMR

TS Rookie
They didn't crack the hardware encryption. They figured out most people use a 4 number pass code and it brute forces the pass code. With that logic you could say all encryption has been hacked if you have the time.
 

aj_the_kidd

TS Rookie
Although the company didn't offer any great details on how its software procures a device's UID, it noted that the default "Simple passcode" option used by Apple's device can be bruteforced with relative ease as it only requires a four-digit password
@BrianUMR
It talked about one aspect the software can do, not all, in-case you missed that

FYI cryptography has gotten well pass the days of brute force being in issue
 
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Guest

It seems like every website, mobile device, game, etc. can and has been penetrated/hacked at some point or another...I also feel computer and network security is a bigger issue than it really 'should' be..uh oh, I'm playing the 'should' game..

Show me a device or breakthrough in security that yields computers, devices "unhackable" (if thats even possible) and I say theres something worth writing an article about.

LOL with everybody else at iphone govt. statement. Sure they can access the data if they need to (criminal investigation), but get real with thinking that somebody is sitting in an office tracking your every move..your probably not that important.
 

example1013

TS Enthusiast
They didn't break the encryption, they found ways to get around it. This isn't like someone figuring out the password to a vault, this is like someone turning intangible and walking through the door.
 

foreverzero89

TS Enthusiast
spydercanopus said:
The iphone is the perfect tracking device for government and citizens alike. The fact you can't remove the battery allows it to listen in any time. FBI have officially stated they have the ability to turn on your phone's microphone even when it's off since the 9-11 false flag attack.
yup, that about sums it up.
 
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Guest

Instead of replying to spydercanopus's comment with cheeky remarks, why don't any of you provide real facts that show he is wrong?
 

princeton

TS Addict
Guest said:
Instead of replying to spydercanopus's comment with cheeky remarks, why don't any of you provide real facts that show he is wrong?
That isn't how an argument works. If he presents something as fact HE needs to put evidence to back it up. Evidence has already supported claims against his, we don't need to provide jack ****.