Thursday, 13 December, 2018

No, You Can't Bypass iPhone Passcode Attempt Limits with an External Keyboard

Tim Cook No, You Can't Bypass iPhone Passcode Attempt Limits with an External Keyboard
Sandy Mccarthy | 25 June, 2018, 23:51

A security researcher from Hacker House found a way to bypass Apple's limited number of passcode input due to a glitch.

However, as the same researcher now notes, the testing which suggested all of this may not have actually been accurate. A Hacker Can Easily Crack Your iPhone Passcode by using brute force, he can crack the passcode and unlock your phone without any data loss, According to his research. And primary among these devices are the iPhones, because it is the most prevalent Apple product on the market.

As part of his tests, he connected the phone to a computer and used his keyboard to send input. And while this method will also work with six-digit passcodes by running all of the possibilities between 000000 and 999999 at one time, it would take weeks for the iPhone to complete the task.

Apple spokesperson Michele Wyman said on Saturday, "The recent report about a passcode bypass on iPhone was in error, and a result of incorrect testing".

Turns out Hickey's conclusion was based on faulty data.

Jailbreaking is a technique through which restrictions imposed by Apple or the bundled carrier on an Apple device can be removed.

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Let's just say the vulnerability is real, but it would take days just to crack the iPhone using multiple passcode combinations. This is likely a part of the feature that prevents pocket dialing, or other issues that might accidentally lead to phone's content being erased.

He explained the brute-force attack to ZDNet, "If you send your brute-force attack in one long string of inputs, it'll process all of them, and bypass the erase data feature".

In Hickey's demo, the phone processes codes at a rate of about three to five seconds each.

It would seem that Apple's statement was correct all along and that the bug is not really there.

In short, this is good news for iPhone owners. It is created to prevent brute force hacks on locked iOS devices, as per a report by Digital Trends. If you still try to log in again and again, iPhone may get locked for even years. Repeated attempts will see them being denied access to the device, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation found out to its cost when Apple refused a Federal Bureau of Investigation request to help unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, Syed Rizwan Farook in early 2016.

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