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Jun 19, 2007
It was only a matter of time. Apparently apple doesn't care as they were alerted to it back in March.

Have hackers killed the iOS kill switch? So claims a pair of hackers, who say they've found a way to hijack the connection between a lost and locked iPhone and Apple's servers, thus unlocking the phone and undermining Apple's much-vaunted "Activation Lock" anti-theft protection.

nter the pair of hackers known as AquaXetine and MerrukTechnolog. Hailing from the Netherlands and Morocco, the two told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that they can bypass Activation Lock by inserting their own computer in the middle of the connection between a locked iPhone and Apple's servers. The iPhone then believes that the hackers' computer is Apple's servers, and will accept a command to unlock itself, thus exposing any data still on the lost phone and making it easy for criminals to resell the iPhone.,news-18822.html
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