Swedish security firm’s video demonstrates simplicity of bypassing iOS, Android passcodes, reaping data from stolen devices
Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012, 07:15
Category: iPad, iPhone, iPod, security
The goal isn’t to make you paranoid (which, according to the movie “End of Days”, is just reality on a finer scale), but to help show you what’s out there.
Per Forbes, Swedish security firm Micro Systemation has posted the following video as to how quickly both iOS and Android-based devices can be cracked, the firm’s XRY 6.2 software suite cracking the device’s passcode, dumping its data to a Windows PC, decrypting it and showing tender morsels of information such as the user’s GPS location, files, call logs, contacts, messages, even a log of its keystrokes.
The report said the firm uses the same kind of exploits that jailbreakers use to gain access to the phone. Once inside, they have access to just about everything.
Take a gander at the video and try to be careful out there:
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