DOOM ON: A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes

in hacking •  4 months ago

Apple iOS "Erase data" bypass attack

Little is publicly known about the company or its flagship product, but the $15,000 box allows law enforcement to break any iOS device's passcode, giving police full access to a device's file system -- messages, photos, call logs, browsing history, keychain, and user passwords, and more.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-hacker-figured-out-how-to-brute-force-an-iphone-passcode/

An attacker can send all the passcodes in one go by enumerating each code from 0000 to 9999 in one string with no spaces. Because this doesn't give the software any breaks, the keyboard input routine takes priority over the device's data-erasing feature, he explained. That means the attack works only after the device is booted up, said Hickey, because there are more routines running.

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