iOS 10 passwords cracked 2500 times faster
Word is that as well, as all the new neat stuff, iOS 10 also ships with a serious design defect that makes it vastly easier to crack password-protected backups.
Moscow-based ElcomSoft discovered the flaw, which is centered around local password-protected iTunes backups.
How to crack iOS 10
On iOS 10, these now have a weak secondary security mechanism that “skips certain security checks”. This makes it possible to launch a brute-force attack – where different passwords are tested until the correct one is identified – up to 2,500 faster than iOS 9.
It’s worth emphasising that this exploit can’t be used remotely. The attacker needs to have access to your local backup, which contains everything from media files, to HealthKit and HomeKit data, and more.
So, just keep an eye on that shiny new iPhone 7.