iCloud Lock has been hacked!!!

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  1. nox5, Feb 18, 2014
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  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems pretty much the same thing that's already been covered a couple of weeks ago: http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/06/disable-find-my-iphone/

    (Also, based on various comments, it seems to bypass Find My iPhone, but Activation Lock, which is server-side, seems to still remain if you were to restore the phone or something like that. Furthermore, it seems like the issue isn't present in iOS 7.1 betas so far.)
     
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    What's with the title I wouldn't think this is a finally type situation.
     
  4. nox5, Feb 18, 2014
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    This means if someone finds your iPhone in the street etc. Find my iPhone feature could be easily turned off without the owners's password.
     
  5. xcrunner macrumors regular

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    There's a million reasons to use a pass code. It stops so many flaws and issues. Just do it.
     
  6. CEmajr, Feb 18, 2014
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    It still doesn't bypass activation lock. I've tried it on a locked phone some guy sold me. After restoring to factory settings it will still ask for the iCloud password.
     
  7. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    And how would they bypass the screen lock? This is one of the reasons to add a lock code.

    I feel this is a non-issue until people discover how to bypass the screen lock.
     
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    hmm except that it is not?



    just because you do does not mean everyone uses a password lock.



    in fact, you'd be surprised how many don't.
     
  9. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Fair point. Well, perhaps this article will help educate those who don't use a lock code.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    By the same logic not everyone by far would have Find My iPhone and thus Activation Locked enabled (even if they might have a passcode too).
     
  11. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    I never use a screen lock. All sensitive data resides in the data vault. If my phone is stolen, I go buy another and move on. Only device I do use a screen lock is on my iPad at home. I do so because I allow it to memorize passwords.

    Guess I have been lucky as I have never lost a phone or had one stolen, then is never leave it laying around to present opportunity. :rolleyes:
     
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