Professional hackers claim that Apple has lowered the guard at the launch of iOS 10. The latest version of the mobile operating system is easier to hack . You want to know why?
A well - known Russian security software company, Elcomsoft, began to find vulnerabilities in IOS 10 immediately, and found that Apple had a protection mechanism rather weak passwords ...
Thanks to Apple error from Elcomsoft said they could find passwords for iTunes backups up to 2,500 times faster than iOS in September. And that is many, many times ...
"WE HAVE DISCOVERED A VERIFICATION MECHANISM ALTERNATIVE PASSWORDS ADDED TO BACKUPS OF IOS 10."
According to them, the protection mechanism certain safety steps are skipped, allowing hackers to access data up to 2,500 times faster compared to the old protection mechanism implemented in iOS 9.
What Apple has done wrong? According to Per Thorsheim, in Peerlyst , the company used a very weak for local backup of files stored in PCs iPhone algorithm.
The weaker the algorithm, the easier it is for hackers to access passwords.
Apple iOS used in the algorithm PBKDF2 9, and iOS 10 the company has used the algorithm known as SHA256. An algorithm which many experts in the field think it's a lousy to protect the privacy of users choice.
Via | Forbes