Apple EFI firmware passwords and the SCBO myth

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  1. You are the One, Jun 26, 2016
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  2. Weaselboy, Jun 26, 2016
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    Good article and thanks. Right now there are three different eBay sellers offering to unlock firmware like this and send you the USB key you need. They all have a lot of positive feedback, so I assume it works.

    I reported one of these to Apple Security about a year ago telling them it appears someone has access to their systems to be able to create these USB keys, and they got back to me they would investigate. As far as I could tell, nothing was ever done since the seller kept right on selling on eBay and now I see more on there.

    One would think Apple would want to find out who was doing this and block access to this security hole, but I guess not.
     
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    Good post. Does this have any impact on iCloud locks?
     
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    Yep... same issue. Search eBay for "apple firmware password".
     
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    Someone selling stuff on eBay doesn't necessarily mean it works.

    Anyone confirmed these to actually work?
     
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    None of these three eBay sellers are new. They all have a lot of reviews saying it does work.

    I can't find the thread now, but the original discussion we had here about this when I reported it to Apple had a couple forum members post that they had used this eBay service and it worked.
     
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    So an EFI-password give practically no protection... neither iCloud. Serious.
     

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