Monday, March 28, 2011

iPhones Security not so Secure

The Fraunhaufer lab based in Darmstadt, Germany, tests a variety of products for security flaws. Among them was a recent test of iPhones and Androids. Both they found were not too difficult to break. In the case of the iPhone, they broke it with five simple steps. They do need possession of the phone. By removing the SIM card, they can gain access to the passwords for the email system, which in turn they find usually provides them with other passwords. They were able to bypass the encryption system completely. The androids were even easier to break. That's just great! (irony). For a report on their test, check this site.

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