Information has appeared on the Internet that, if desired, any iPhone model can be accessed by unauthorized persons.
Cybersecurity experts say that users most often use numeric password combinations, which can be exploited by attackers. If there are about 10 attempts to hack an iPhone, which are counted by the Secure Enclave tool, some experts are of the opinion that the software module can be bypassed.
In a standard situation, the iPhone or iPad, after 10 attempts to enter the wrong code, delete all information. Hackey hacking specialist Matthew Hickey found that when the iPhone was turned on, entering a code combination using the keyboard triggered a software interrupt signal. In his opinion, if you send codes continuously in one line, this action will help outwit the option to delete all data. The specialist explains that when sending several codes forcibly in the form of one line, the device will perceive it as one system request, which ultimately helps to avoid the possibility of deleting the contents of the phone.
On his personal page in the networks, Matthew Hickey left a video where he clearly demonstrated a method that gave him the opportunity to enter a large number of random secret combinations for attempts to hack an iPhone (with the latest version of the operating system iOS 11.3). Hickey showed a working way to level the gadget access code.
Apple representatives immediately provided an official comment on Matthew Hickey's “instructional video”. The corporation's specialists themselves tested this method, considering it incorrect, which in turn makes all Matthew's statements false. Apple giant spokeswoman Michelle Wyman called all of Hickey's statements invalid, justifying the results of his trial hacking method as a result of an initially incorrect experiment with an iPhone.
By the way, the author of the hacking method himself later agreed with representatives of Apple, admitting that he was wrong. The expert examined this problem more thoroughly and came to the conclusion that not all the number of password combinations entered by him were sent to the iPhone. For example, due to the hasty input, some characters were not always sent for sending, so the system did not take them into account. In fact, fewer reports were registered.
The specialist also explained that when sending variations of the codes to the device, some of them (about 20) were theoretically entered, but in fact only 4-5 were sent and recorded by the device's system. For this reason, Hickey admitted his mistake and called the existing method of protection against hacking reliable.
Apple has announced for its new operating system iOS 12, which is scheduled for release at the end of the year, even greater security from possible hacker attacks. The latest OS will receive a USB RestrictedMode option, which will serve as a restriction for iOS devices to access USB. After that, the iPhone or iPad will be blocked for 1 hour, and if during this time you do not take the necessary steps, the gadget will lose its data.
The Topic of Article: The specialist who discovered the method of jailbreaking the iPhone admitted it was wrong.