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Cops Can Crack An iPhone In Under Two Minutes

Sparrowvsrevolution (1926150) writes | more than 2 years ago

Encryption 2

Sparrowvsrevolution (1926150) writes "Micro Systemation, a Stockholm-based company, has released a video showing that its software can easily bypass the iPhone's four-digit passcode in a matter of seconds. It can also crack Android phones, and is designed to dump the devices' data to a PC for easy browsing, including messages, GPS locations, web history, calls, contacts and keystroke logs.

The company's director of marketing says it uses an undisclosed vulnerability in the devices it targets to run a program on the phone that brute-forces its passcode. He says the company's business is "booming" and that it's sold the devices to law enforcement and military customers in 60 countries. He says Micro Systemation's biggest customer is the U.S. military."

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Illegal Hacking (1)

pubwvj (1045960) | more than 2 years ago | (#39489525)

The police using this should be charged with illegal hacking, privacy breach and civil rights violations.

Re:Illegal Hacking (1)

Jane Q. Public (1010737) | more than 2 years ago | (#39490225)

The courts have made it pretty clear that the police need a warrant to do this in the US.
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