Passwords stored on a locked iPhone retrieved for six minutes using off-the-shelf exploits
0. phoneArena 10 Feb 2011, 07:34 posted on
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany were able to retrieve a number of passwords from a locked iPhone, using known exploits. They jailbroke the device first, and then installed an SSH server on the phone that allows running Keychain script on it...
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1. xxA4Hxx (unregistered)
This concerns me, might just force me to get an atrix next.
2. Bada Bing (unregistered)
It is much easier to get access to all mail passwords in a bada phone. Passwords are saved as plain text. You just need an micro-usb cable, sTune and about 30 seconds of time...
3. Freshy KHan (unregistered)
So did these iphones have their memories completely erased prior to using the phones or was it just some return that a user neglected to clear?
Thats a whole different story, then.
4. protozeloz (Posts: 5395; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
don't know..... could even be a stolen phone for all what matters
5. protozeloz (Posts: 5395; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I think they kinda went too far for posting this stuff on the net to prove their point, unless the tools are inaccessible then its an invitation to exploitation... but at least apple may work on this
6. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
LOL Suck it all the people that were saying they were going to go to apple because of the McCafee post lol suck it so hard