Worth it to have a non-simple passcode???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ernest3, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. ernest3 Guest

    1. What would be the point of having a non 4 digit power-on passcode?

    2. Is it used to protect system keys for hardware encryption?

    3. Does it serve anything else, other than to protect access to the device?

    4. Do the workarounds to access iphones that are password protected, just crack the simple 4-digit passcode, or use a operating system flaw?

    I read an article that some guy said he cracked the 256 encryption on the iphone. Then another source said he only found a way to access the keys to the encryption system, by cracking the 4-digit passcode.
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    While I can't answer any of your questions, I can tell you that if you use an actual password instead of a 4-digit code it will be a pain to unlock your phone every time you want to use it.

    Generally the 4 digit code will suffice, provided it's not set to something easily guessed or in a pattern.

    Unless you're storing government documents on your phone, I'd stick to the 4-digit code.

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