Apple says latest iPhone passcode hack is flawed

Apple logoA hack that made the rounds a couple of days ago revealed an alleged method of bypassing the iPhone passcode by simply sending passcode combinations in one string, thus getting around the restrictions that Apple has implemented in iOS.

Researcher Matthew Hickey demonstrated, including in a video that he posted online, that it was possible to use this method in order to avoid getting the device wiped due to too many incorrect passcode input attempts, thus eventually obtaining access to a locked iPhone.

But as it turns out, this hack isn’t working, and Apple explained in a brief testing that there’s no reason to be concerned that someone could break into an iPhone.

“The recent report about a passcode bypass on iPhone was in error, and a result of incorrect testing,” an Apple spokesperson was quoted as saying.

A hack that made the rounds a couple of days ago revealed an alleged method of bypassing the iPhone passcode by simply sending passcode combinations in one string, thus getting around the restrictions that Apple has implemented in iOS.

Researcher Matthew Hickey demonstrated, including in a video that he posted online, that it was possible to use this method in order to avoid getting the device wiped due to too many incorrect passcode input attempts, thus eventually obtaining access to a locked iPhone.

But as it turns out, this hack isn’t working, and Apple explained in a brief testing that there’s no reason to be concerned that someone could break into an iPhone.

“The recent report about a passcode bypass on iPhone was in error, and a result of incorrect testing,” an Apple spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Apple, break, iPhone, security

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