View Full Version : Cops can now 'crack' an iPhone in under two minutes

04-01-2012, 09:59 AM
And a video showing the software/tools used.


A company called Micro Systemation shows a software for law enforcement and military customers that can easily bypass the iPhone's four-digit passcode in a matter of seconds.

Micro Systemation, a Stockholm-based company, released a video showing a software called XRY, which can quickly crack an iOS or Android phone’s passcode. According to the firm, it can dump its data to a PC, decrypt it, and display information like the user’s GPS location, files, call logs, contacts, messages, even a log of its keystrokes.

XRY works much like the jailbreak hacks that allow users to remove the installation restrictions on their devices, Dickinson says, though he wouldn’t say much about the exact security vulnerability that XRY exploits to gain access to the iPhone. He claims that the company doesn’t use backdoor vulnerabilities in the devices created by the manufacturer, but rather seeks out security flaws in the phone’s software just as jailbreakers do, one reason why half the company’s 75 employees are devoted to research and development. “Every week a new phone comes out with a different operating sytems and we have to reverse engineer them,” he says. “We’re constantly chasing the market.”

After bypassing the iPhone’s security restrictions to run its code on the phone, the tool “brute forces” the phone’s password, guessing every possible combination of numbers to find the correct code, as Dickinson describes it. In the video above, the process takes seconds. (Although admittedly, the phone’s example passcode is “0000″, about the most easily-guessed password possible.)

Check out the video below!


NEWS SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/03/27/heres-how-law-enforcement-cracks-your-iphones-security-code-video/

Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!

Xenogears V
04-02-2012, 07:41 AM
This is normal. Police for investigation, can enter in you facebook and other things...