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iOS' security has come come a long way since the original iPhone. Its security has come so far, in fact, that the encryption is a nightmare for law enforcement trying...
08-13-2012, 05:47 PM #1
iOS Security is a Nightmare for Law Enforcement
iOS' security has come come a long way since the original iPhone. Its security has come so far, in fact, that the encryption is a nightmare for law enforcement trying to view information from devices seized from criminals for evidence. Apple uses an encryption method known as AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), which is a tough nut to crack. However, it's not just the encryption itself that makes iOS so hard to break into.
Originally Posted by Ovie Carroll
For criminals, the fact that iOS encryption is so secure makes the devices a great way to hide information from unwanted eyes, like law enforcement. Apple has always put heavy emphasis on user security from the part of their Web site that showcases their mobile operating system. As it appears, the gloating is certainly justified.
While the NSA might not be able to crack your iPhone’s security in a realistic amount of time right now, that’s not to say that they won’t be able to with future technology. Enjoy your high amount of security while it lasts.
Sources: Technology Review via Gizmodo
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 08-13-2012 at 06:55 PM.
08-13-2012, 05:56 PM #2
And they need seperate warrant to have you give them passwords if needed. Was reading an article the other day about that and the FBI took guys computers but asked him for the passwords and that if he didn't give them they would have to obtain a sperate warrant.
08-13-2012, 06:07 PM #3
I love that picture a password, a maze, and a safe!
Let's hope a lot of people don't get wind of this idea and store a lot of (baaaaaad) stuff on their iDevice very ingenious though.
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08-13-2012, 10:07 PM #8
This article is full of fail. Elcomsoft already makes a cracker that takes an image of the phone so that it can fail as many times as it wants getting the passcode, that's why it smart to not use the default 4 digit one
Also if the phone was backed to iCloud they can get all the data unencrypted, hell they could use the phonepw reset trick lol
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08-13-2012, 10:57 PM #12
And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream! Springboard screwy after reboot? Here is the fix
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08-14-2012, 03:05 AM #16
He's saying they created a way to bypass the auto wipe and try as many pass codes as they want. This means they can just run a program that tries all of the possible combinations (may sound lousy but with a 4 pin security they can finish that in about an hour)
I don't understand why you guys failed to mention they could wipe it from a computer..
Also with iCloud And all I feel like apple could help them obtain the info they need without having to crack a pin...
Concerning the picture haha I used to have an android lock xt and an iOS passcode lock on my phone for kicks. I even considered adding a face recognition too. Also I had igotya hahhaa love that app
08-14-2012, 08:04 AM #17
So, obviously, iPhone security and hardiness is getting better and better. However, a big vulnerability is the computer which iPhone is syncing with. The "escrow file" can help them break into your iPhone, bypassing the need for the password.
08-14-2012, 01:17 PM #18
Can't wait to do some crimesLet's go Red Wings!
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08-15-2012, 02:37 PM #20
This is why Apple iOS is the most secure platform to be in. Gives you a lot of piece of mind considering the amount of data we store in our smartphones these days. Then again, if they get into your cloud....