Recently, a safety investigation determined that backups of iOS 10 are much more vulnerable than in previous versions of Apple 's mobile operating system.
Backups of iTunes, according to Elcomsoft, are relatively easy to cra
ck. In fact, they said they are 2,500 times easier to hack than iOS 9. A serious security issue iOS 10.
Fortunately, Apple knows the problem and is preparing the release of a new update (probably iOS 10.0.3) to correct these problems encryption backups in iTunes.
The Cupertino company has recently released a statement:
"WE KNOW THE PROBLEM AFFECTING ENCRYPTING BACKUPS OF IOS DEVICES WITH ITUNES 10 ON YOUR PC OR MAC. WE'RE CORRECTING THE PROBLEM IN AN UPCOMING SECURITY UPDATE. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT BACKUPS OF ICLOUD. "
Additionally, Apple added:
"WE RECOMMEND THAT USERS ENSURE THAT YOUR MAC OR PC ARE PROTECTED WITH PASSWORDS COMPLEX AND THAT CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED BY AUTHORIZED USERS."
The system password protection algorithms iOS PBKDF2 10 is old. Moreover, the algorithm used in IOS 9 is called SHA256. And according to security company Elcomsoft 10,000 the same passwords are used in 30% of accounts. This would allow a hacker to carry out an attack on iTunes backup of a user and obtain important information such as bank accounts, personal information, addresses, and even health data with HealthKit.
So you know guys / girls, if you want to improve your safety is best to set an alphanumeric password (letters and numbers) the greatest possible number of digits in your Apple account.