Crack Stored Password In Locked iPhone Without Breaking Passcode [German Researchers]

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by casey on February 10, 2011

Here we are with another interesting thing. Researchers from Germany have successfully cracked password stored in a locked iPhone device in just six minutes without even breaking the iPhone’s passcode. They have not used user secret passcode for this purpose. The simple bypassed or you can say penetrated through it. Let us see how they did it.

Researchers tricked the iOS, the operating system of Apple iPhone, to decrypt the file system on behalf of the cracker. This simply means that if you have access to the phone, you can make the file without the need to hack the encrypted secret passcode.

“As soon as attackers are in the possession of an iPhone or iPad and have removed the device’s SIM card, they can get a hold of e-mail passwords and access codes to corporate VPNs and WLANs as well,” said the researchers in a statement. “Control of an e-mail account allows the attacker to acquire even more additional passwords: For many web services such as social networks the attacker only has to request a password reset.”

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KeyChain contains the user accounts with passwords such as 3rd party apps passwords certi?cates, WiFi, VPN and groupware. German researchers used this KeyChain which is also known as Apple’s password management system.

Passwords to access the network can also be revealed if the iphone or iPad device is stolen. The researchers are from Fraunhofer Institute Secure Information Technology (Fraunhofer SIT).

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