SERIOUS iOS7 Security Issues Outlined in this Video

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by priyamsingh, Oct 4, 2013.

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  1. priyamsingh macrumors member

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  2. MonstaMash macrumors regular

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    Let's compare this to iOS 6 where highjacking a phone would take 2 seconds.

    Obviously no security method is absolutely fool proof. You are assuming that the high jacker has access to a complex fingerprint mould and is able to actually get a readable fingerprint from the device (this was shown that it's very difficult to get a useable print from a smudge, and almost impossible if the phone has a case).

    After 24 hours, the device requires a passcode lock, which would prevent the thief from using a fingerprint mould.

    If the customer places a carrier lock/stolen restriction on the device, this would prevent the customer from receiving any text messages.

    iOS 7 makes it extremely difficult to steal devices. There are many assumptions here. Of course, there is always room for improvement, but devices using iOS 7 are much safer than iOS 6, where devices could easily get taken over in a matter of seconds. To hack iOS 7, it is an extremely complex process that has many caveats.
     
  3. liteshow macrumors regular

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    Great Video!

    I would add that when a device is stolen, the owner must immediately change the password of the email account that's already configured on the phone, since it is probably where lost passwords of other accounts are sent to.
     
  4. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Or you know.. just turn control center off in lock screen.. Maybe that should come as default.. but not a lot of petty thieves are all that smart, otherwise they would probably have a job doing more than stealing your phone on the street.
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Well, not to be ethnocentric or chauvinistic...but our petty thieves here in the US are really quite bright.

    Perhaps the UK needs to work on upgrading their petty thieves. :p

    ;) :D
     
  6. Prognut macrumors newbie

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    Or... Have the next update force Touch ID/Password when you attempt to turn airplane mode off via control center in lock screen only?

    I really enjoy having access to CC and NC from the lock screen.
     
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Good video. Note that the hijacking of the Apple ID could have been prevented by enabling 2-factor authentication (even if the phone is registered as a trusted device).
     
  8. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    That's a pretty good idea.
     
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