Feel safe on your iOS4 with 256 bit encryption of your personal data? It’s just been cracked

| May 26, 2011 | Reply

Russian company Elcomsoft has created a toolkit that allows for the extraction of the encryption keys from devices. Some of those devices are iOS devices, any of them. With this toolkit someone could get access to your historical information such as geolocation data, browsing history, call history, text messages and emails, usernames, and passwords. They can even recover data deleted by the user from the device. The kit uses a brute force attack to bypass the chip that supplies the encryption. Now, you are probably thinking brute force on 256 would takes ages. How about 40 minutes? Thats about how long it will take on average to crack the iOS 4 device. Pretty scary huh?

Even more scary, anyone can buy the software for just over $300. The software will employ the CPU and the GPU to get the job done and will support up to 32 cpus and 8 gpus. Looks like the software will also crack Blackberry devices as well. Hit the link if you feel like buying some software like this, and don’t be evil.

Source: Elcomsoft Via: Geek.com


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