Researchers at Elcomsoft, a forensic company that specializes in password cracking, have learned of a new vulnerability that makes iOS 10’s backups easier to crack. Apple’s iTunes backups are designed with mechanisms that make password cracking relatively slow. For instance, Elcomsoft’s iOS 9 backup cracker could only try 2400 passwords a second. That might sounds like a lot to a human, but at that rate it would take thousands of years to crack a relatively short eight character password. This new iOS 10 vulnerability allows the researchers to try 6 million passwords a second, speeding up brute force attempts 2500 times. Watch the video below for more details, and stay on the lookout for the latest iOS 10 update.
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