TV News LIES

Friday, Feb 27th

Last update07:23:06 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest The Security Cracks In Your Smartphone

The Security Cracks In Your Smartphone

E-mail Print PDF

smartphoneLaw enforcement's ability to depends on "exploits," hacker tricks that take advantage of vulnerabilities in the phones' operating systems. Many exploits are kept quiet, to be sold to criminals or security companies. Others leak out. Here's a list of some of the known cracks in the security of the two major types of smartphone.

Brute force attack: : The most direct way past a password is to throw a lot of guesses at it. If you're using Apple's basic four-digit PIN, it'll take no more than 10,000 guesses. That's a lot of guesses to enter by thumb; it's child's play for a computer. Apple for brute force attacks on its newest operating system, iOS 7, though hackers are most likely probing it for new vulnerabilities.

Jailbreaking: Widely available software like "Redsn0w" can get at the "root" system of an iPhone. Once you're in the root, you can use to make the phone cough up its PIN. But this hack can be balky and it works most reliably on older iPhones.

Your iTunes: If your iPhone is locked, police sometimes find what they need by checking the backup you made on your computer, which you may have neglected to password-protect.

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Dozens injured, 4 critically in California train crash

California train crashA Southern California commuter train slammed into a truck and derailed in a rural area near...

Edward Snowden Releases Statement Following 'Citizenfour' Oscars Win

Citizen Four wins oscarThe Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour" won Best Documentary at the Oscars on Sunday night. Director Laura...

Why Young British Jews Are Hiring a West Bank Lawyer

palestinian teens in Israeli military courtsMilitary Court Watch is an NGO that monitors the treatment of Palestinian youths in military court....

Stephen Hawking Warns That Aggression Could 'Destroy Us All'

Stephen HawkingForget doomsday asteroids, global plagues and super volcanoes. British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking says...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!