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02-04-2014, 12:39 PM #1
'TimePasscode' Lets You Unlock Your iOS Device With the Current Time as a Passcode
When it comes to choosing a passcode, sometimes it's hard to decide what to set a passcode to. You don't want to be too predictable, but at the same time, you want to set something that's memorable.
A new free jailbreak tweak called TimePasscode by Stevie Hetelekides allows you to set your iOS device's passcode to the current time that your iOS device displays, as shown above.
The way this works is, the tweak constantly keeps track of the current time, and when you need to unlock your iOS device, you can enter the current time (as four digits) to unlock your iOS device. This is pretty ingenious, because who in the world is going to put in the current time as your passcode to try and get into your device? – someone is going to try your birthday, or something significant to you. They always say, sometimes the greatest security is in plain sight.
If the time is 12:30, you'll enter 1230 as your passcode. If the time is 9:45, you'll enter 0945 as your passcode. It's that simple. Entering the time will unlock your iOS device, and give you access to your device's applications and data.
TimePasscode adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a few key options:
Here, you will be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand, as well as allow or disallow your usual passcode. You can also enable a feature that forces you to enter the time backwards for an additional security measure.
By enabling your usual passcode, you can unlock your iOS device either with the current time, or with the passcode that you set. If you enable the backwards time feature, if the time is 12:00, you will enter 0021 as the passcode instead of the expected 1200.
TimePasscode looks like a really handy jailbreak tweak for those looking for additional security, as well as alternatives to passcodes if they are forgotten. If you want to give the tweak a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4
Developer: Stevie Hetelekides
Editor's Rating: 5/5
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02-04-2014, 12:50 PM #2
Is it just me or does this sound like an incredibly stupid thing to do?
"This is pretty ingenious, because who in the world is going to put in the current time as your passcode to try and get into your device?"
Who in the world?
Well everybody who reads this post and all the other numerous posts on blogs,twitter,idevice news sites Etc. all over the net!
The mind boggles!
Last edited by 1jono; 02-04-2014 at 12:56 PM.
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02-04-2014, 12:56 PM #3
What would be really cool would be if it had the ability to add an extra cipher to the code based on the time.
For instance, let's say your usual passcode is "2468" and the time was "01:55" - let's say you did "backwards time" and used your usual passcode as an additional cypher. Your passcode becomes "7978" (5510 reverse time, then 5+2/5+4/1+6/0+8). Now you have something that's truly secure.
02-04-2014, 12:58 PM #4
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02-04-2014, 01:14 PM #6
A) How are they going to know it's jailbroken?
- I know a lot of people theme their devices, but a lot of people don't and the lock screen looks the same as a non-jailbroken device
- You have to get past the lock screen to see Cydia on the home screen, and to do this, you need the passcode.
B) People aren't going to have the instinct to put in the time as the passcode.
- The time is constantly changing, and people assume that a passcode is always the same.
- Most things in plain sight aren't obviously spotted as security breaches because people over-think things.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 02-04-2014 at 01:17 PM.
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02-04-2014, 02:48 PM #9
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02-04-2014, 04:49 PM #12
I don't see what the problem with this tweak is. I think it's a pretty neat idea and one that adds extra security to the lock screen. If you don't like it, you don't have to download it. Why waste everyone's time by telling them how much of a useless tweak you think this is?
02-04-2014, 05:07 PM #13
02-04-2014, 05:08 PM #14
I think it's good to have something like this for when you don't want to seem like you don't trust someone but, at the same time, you don't want them to know your passcode. Perhaps if there was a secret way to invoke this so that it's not always accepting the time as a passcode it would be even better. Further, if there were several ways to select from for invoking it and it would disable the tweak if someone tries the wrong invocation twice. I would also like to see a time +/- x hours, +/- y minutes. Like, I could set it to +2 hours -3 minutes and the passcode at 9:45AM would be 1142.
I guarantee you government and law enforcement would add it to their list of PINs to try first if they didn't have a different hack to remove the passcode (every A4 device has a hacked bootloader).
Last edited by CZroe; 02-04-2014 at 05:10 PM.
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02-04-2014, 05:44 PM #15
man that is most prilleant idea i have ever seen i just installed it and try it i shocked guys unbelivabel extreeeeeem genius smart wOw 🔥
02-04-2014, 06:33 PM #16
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02-05-2014, 10:05 AM #17
02-05-2014, 11:19 AM #18
Totally kills Android Lock XT if you have the auto bypass enabled. But I like it.
02-05-2014, 11:26 AM #19