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Old 04-04-2016, 09:48 PM
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It took nearly 4 months for the FBI to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, but a more affordable and faster solution was right there where they’d expect the least: right on the street, in retail shops.

A British retailer called Fone Fun Shop sells a device that can unlock an iPhone running iOS 7 in just a few hours, as it manages to bypass the device’s auto-locking system when inputting wrong codes and then brute-forces the protection system by trying all possible passcode combinations.

The Daily Mail has found such a device in a store in Sheffield and purchased one for just 120 pounds ($170/€150), trying to determine its efficiency on an iPhone 5C protected with a random four-digit code. And it turns out that the so-called IP Box is indeed effective, as it checks every single combination in approximately 6 seconds, with a total time of the whole process reaching only 16 and a half hours.

This means that it takes less than a day to break into an iPhone running iOS 7 and protected with a passcode, although the chances are that you can unlock it much faster if the code it tries is among the first.

Since it’s specifically aimed at iOS 7 devices, many users would rest assured thinking that they have already updated to iOS 9. The seller of the IP Box, however, claims that a version compatible with iOS 9 is already in the works and it should be put up for sale anytime soon. How about that?
$170 Device Sold Online Can Hack an iPhone in Just a Few Hours

THIS is why the whole approach of "Tech Suppliers? Please weaken your encryption for us..." is such a crappy proclamation.

Encryption is a never ending battle. The wholes and methods which can be used to crack encryption technology are ever evolving. Just like the methods of encryption need to evolve.
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I'm glad I don't have an iPhone.
In fact, I don't use a cell phone of any kind at all.

Call me a rebel.
Or better yet a non-conformist.
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I'm glad I don't have an iPhone.
In fact, I don't use a cell phone of any kind at all.

Call me a rebel.
Or better yet a non-conformist.


If I might :ditto that, Lollie. It appears that the FBI should have known to look underground for it's needs in the Iphone matter.

But that would admit if ever found out and made public, that our govt. isn't able to control say anti social persons whom don't want to conform to the rules.

No matter the topic.. As it is all a game which the good guys never win or it would seem that way to me.

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