Even though we have seen an increase of companies switching from the long time secure Blackberry phone to the newer iPhone platform for their employees there still is a security issue. A Swedish security firm called Micro Systemation help police and military units around the world crack different digital security systems. Now while they specialize in cracking this exact sort of thing, the method they used did not seem that complicated.
According to Forbes:
a Micro Systemation application the firm calls XRY can quickly crack an iOS or Android phone’s passcode, dump its data to a PC, decrypt it, and display information like the user’s GPS location, files, call logs, contacts, messages, even a log of its keystrokes.
What is ironic is that the report says the firm uses the same kind of exploits that jailbreakers use to gain access to the phone, once inside they have access to just about everything.
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