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Hackers love it when you use any of these easy-to-guess phone passcodes

April 3rd, 2021

There is a truism among security experts, IT professionals, and the like which holds that systems are generally only as secure as their weakest link or their dumbest user. Many of the worst and highest-profile hacks, intellectual property thefts, systems intrusions, and data breaches that you read about are often made possible by making people …

iPhone passcode security can be bypassed in less than two minutes [video]

March 28th, 2012

As a standard security measure, Apple’s iPhone can be set to require a four-digit passcode  whenever the phone’s screen is powered on in order to prevent unauthorized access. With passcode security enabled, a user’s information is theoretically kept private if his or her device ever falls into the wrong hands. A recent Forbes report reveals that …

iOS 5.0.1 bug lets users to bypass passcode and access iPhone contacts [video]

February 22nd, 2012

A new bug has been discovered in iOS 5.0.1 that provides unauthorized access to a user’s contacts on passcode-protected iPhones. The bug, which was discovered by iPhoneIslam, is not easily reproduced and requires the attacker to have a spare SIM card or access to the victim’s phone number. The method involves inserting and ejecting the …

Passcode-stealing iPhone app banned by Apple

June 15th, 2011

In a move that should surprise no one, Apple has banned the “Big Brother Camera Security” app that developer Daniel Amity used to swipe his customers’ passcodes. BGR reported on Tuesday about an application that attempted to trick users into setting a passcode identical to the pin used to lock their iPhones. The app then …

Sly developer reveals most common iPhone passcodes

June 14th, 2011

Daniel Amitay, the iPhone developer who created “Big Brother Camera Security” application, has released a list of the top 10 iPhone passcodes. Amity implemented code into his last software update that allowed the application to record passwords entered in by its users. Since his app’s lock and passcode screens look identical to the iPhone’s, he …

iPhone 5 to support portable computing using NFC

November 1st, 2010

A new report from Cult of Mac suggests that Apple may have some nifty new features in store for the upcoming iPhone 5. Rumors that the iPhone 5 will utilize NFC are nothing new at this point, but this morning’s claims cover a very unique feature for the underutilized technology. The report suggests that the …