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Nope.
Only an hour or so before it's on the pirate bay...
post #12 of 22
And that's why I'm getting a Blackberry 9900 instead...

BTW how safe are Android phones? Do they even have encryption?
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i would love to get my hands on that password cracking thing. at the moment, the only remedy (without access to origional computer, or with unjailbroken iDevice) is a full restore

edit: this would help me because i have a lot of people who forget their passwords come to me to magically tell them their password.
post #14 of 22
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Nope.
But they're Russian... They're more likely to sell to criminals than authorities.


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Unfortunately, passcodes can only be bruteforced on the device itself. With iPhone 4, the maximum time of breaking a 4-digit passcode is therefore about 40 minutes, while taking about 20 minutes on average. iPhone 3GS is slower, and it takes a bit longer to break a passcode
So I'm wondering if iOS had used the Android 4 finger gesture passcodes instead of 4 digits that it would've been much harder to crack?

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It is possible to overcome the requirement of having the correct passcode by using escrow keys. Escrow keys are created and stored by the iTunes when you first plug an iOS device to the computer.
So you need at least user profile(or full disk preferably) encryption on your computer to hide that info since that's stored in plain view by iTunes to remember which iOS devices you've plugged into. Maybe an iTunes update could encypt this?

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The last thing standing is the keychain. While Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker already has the ability to display the contents of the keychain area, it could only read the keychain from iOS backups.
Again, short passwords used on the iOS backup are easy to break. Long passwords(unlikely and annoying) or full disk encryption would stop this.

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the complete Keychain including items not included wit the backup can be read and decrypted using the same set of keys obtained from the device.
I'm assuming these "keys" are the user pass or escrow key which isn't encrypted by iTunes?



To hide from prying eyes you need to use a 20 digit passcode(since they have to bruteforce using your device itself) on your phone and/or disk encryption on your PCs since they need access to your computer + iOS device to crack it. It's not like police can confiscate your iPhone at a traffic stop and decrypt everything on the fly with iOS4.

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Vladimir Katalov says:
The best way to secure the device is protect it with the good passcode (disabling “simple passcode” option), and provide physical security to both the device and the computer it was connected to.
If one cannot get (or break) the passcode nor he has the escrow keys, some information is still available.
Curious about what info is available since everything described relies on those key(s).
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/28/11 at 7:41pm
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But they're Russian... They're more likely to sell to criminals than authorities.
Only half.


edit: you editededed.
post #16 of 22
Russian tech people are the smartest and most sophisticated! Too bad we don't use this potential at maximum
post #17 of 22
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Yes. They make me proud. Commercially available you say? Time to show the apple hipsters at my school where the fun's at..
^ This combined with your avatar made me burst into laughter.
    
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I just waiting for apple to sue them know. lawsuit again!
 
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those damn reds
    
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In the United States, iOS 4 cracks you. In Soviet Russia, you crack iOS 4.
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