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Brute force box lets researchers, cops, pop iDevice locks

2015/03/16

The Register - (International) A security researcher from MDSec discovered that the IP-Box tool exploits a vulnerability in iOS devices running versions 8.1 and older for iPhones or iPads that allows unlimited password guesses of four-digit personal identification numbers (PIN) allowing hackers to bypass rate-limiters and settings to gain personal data after a set of failed attempts.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/16/hardware_bruteforce_passwords/

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