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iPhone’s Passcode Can Be Easily Bypassed, Security Firm Reveals

Micro Systemation, a Swedish security company, has released a video revealing how easy an intruder can break the passcode protection of an iPhone or Android device.

The demonstration video "Recovering the Passcode from an iPhone," uploaded on YouTube under the category Science and Technology gives "details of how to detect the passcode and perform a dump and decryption of the iPhone together with new support levels for Android devices."

A company representative uses the XRY application to break into the phone and to access its content in less than two minutes.

The video shows how vulnerable user information like call history, contacts, messages, GPS location can be for the prying eyes.

However, Micro Systemation is not just some hacker collective. The Swedish company is well reputed for its top position in forensic technology for mobile device examination.

The software developed by Micro Systemation, XRY, is used "by Police, Law Enforcement, Military, Government Intelligence Agencies and Forensic Laboratories in over 60 countries worldwide to investigate crime, gather intelligence, investigate fraud and fight corruption," according to the official statement.

The software is looking for security loopholes and it operates by "guessing" the correct combinations for each code.

Source: Cnet

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.