Tag Archive: Cracked


Feds can’t tell Apple how they cracked San Bernardino iPhone

We’ve heard plenty of bluster about how the FBI won’t tell Apple how it cracked the iPhone 5c at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting case, but there’s another possibility, too: that the Feds can’t tell Apple how it did it. Why? Because according to a new report, citing Obama administration sources, it may […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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FBI unlikely to tell Apple how it cracked San Bernardino iPhone

The Department of Justice is unlikely to reveal to Apple exactly how it was able to hack the locked iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, according to a federal law enforcement official. The FBI reportedly paid Israeli tech security firm Cellebrite $ 15,000 for its assistance in coming up with a way to get around the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Cracked iPhone screen? iCracked repair tech will come to you

AJ Forsythe couldn’t stop dropping his iPhone and cracking the screen. He also couldn’t afford to be Apple’s best repair customer. Clumsy but industrious, Forsythe bought parts on Alibaba and found he could fix his own phone cheaply and quickly.…

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Cracked? Signs looking promising for an iOS 8 jailbreak

Given that it’s only been around since Monday, it’s still early days for iOS 8. But that doesn’t mean the jailbreak community is resting — and if early indicators are to be believed, we might see a jailbreak for Apple’s…

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iOS 7′s Lightning Chip Detection Has Already Been Cracked

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With iOS 7, when you plug an unauthorized Lightning cable into your iOS device, you’ll get a notification that informs you you’re not using a “certified” Lightning accessory, and that it “may not work reliably” with your device.

But after just two weeks, one accessory maker has already cracked Apple’s detection and fooled iOS 7 into thinking uncertified Lightning accessories are certified ones.

Uncertified Lightning accessories (which are usually much cheaper than certified ones,  [Read More…]

Photoshop And Whole Creative Cloud Already Cracked And Pirated

Adobe’s entire new Creative Cloud suite has already been cracked, and it appears to be just as easy to do as it was for the old non-cloud version. Crackers have already made the tools available, just days after the official release.

Many though that the Creative Cloud would mean an end to app piracy. Instead of just buying a version of Photoshop or another app, you subscribe to the suite, paying Adobe  [Read More…]

Apple’s Own Hotspot Passwords In iOS Can Be Cracked In Under A Minute

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When you set up a personal hotspot on your iOS device, the first thing you should do is delete the password Apple generates for your and enter your own. Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Germany have discovered a way to crack Apple’s hotspot passwords in under a minute, leaving your iOS device vulnerable to attack.

Apple automatically generates a hotspot password on your iOS device, mainly for convenience, and sometimes it’s  [Read More…]

Siri Protocol Cracked – Requires iPhone 4S UDID To Run

After carefully looking into Apple�s personal assistant, Siri, mobile developer Applidium has dissected the service�s protocol to develop tools for playing with the service outside of the iPhone 4S. Recent testing done by Applidium mentions that the iPhone 4S uses standard HTTPS network requests to communicate with Apple�s server, but sends data using an �ACE� command rather than regular web GET requests.

According to Applidium, each Siri request an iPhone 4S makes involves a unique host  [Read More…]