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Hacker reveals How to Bypass iPhone 6s Lock Screen Passcode [Video]

Hacker reveals How to Bypass iPhone 6s Lock Screen Passcode [Video]

April 06, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Apple gave you a reason to turn your Siri OFF. A critical security flaw in Apple's newest iPhones running the latest version of the iOS operating system allows anyone to bypass the phone's lockscreen and gain access to personal information. The iPhone lockscreen bypass bug only works on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, as these devices take advantage of the 3D Touch functionality that is used to bypass the lockscreen passcode and access photos and contacts. The lockscreen bypass bug is present in iOS 9.2 and later, including the latest iOS 9.3.1 update, released last week. Anyone with physical access to an affected iPhone can gain access to the victim's photos, emails, text and picture messages, contacts, and phone settings, according to the Full Disclosure mailing list. Here's How to bypass iPhone's Lockscreen Step 1: If you own iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, first lock your device. Step 2: Invoke Siri and speak 'Search Twitter.'
Another iPhone lockscreen bypass vulnerability found in iOS 7.02

Another iPhone lockscreen bypass vulnerability found in iOS 7.02

September 30, 2013Mohit Kumar
Here we go again! Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 7.0.2 just to fix some Lockscreen bugs in iOS 7 and but a researcher has found a new Lockscreen bug in new iOS 7.0.2. This new Lockscreen bug is found by Dany Lisiansky , and he uploaded a proof of concept video on YouTube with the complete step by step guide. Unlike the previous bugs it will not expose your Email, Photos, Facebook and Twitter but allows attackers to access your phone call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. A step by step guide released by iDownloadblog : Make a phone call (with Siri / Voice Control) Click the FaceTime button When the FaceTime App appears, click the Sleep button Unlock the iPhone Answer and End the FaceTime call at the other end Wait a few seconds Done. You are now in the phone app Video demonstration  It would be easy for someone who knows you or your love partner or your business partner to obtain your phone and call themselves from it
Google to Encrypt Android Cloud Backups With Your Lock Screen Password

Google to Encrypt Android Cloud Backups With Your Lock Screen Password

October 15, 2018Swati Khandelwal
In an effort to secure users' data while maintaining privacy, Google has announced a new security measure for Android Backup Service that now encrypts all your backup data stored on its cloud servers in a way that even the company can't read it. Google allows Android users to automatically backup their essential app data and settings to their Google account, allowing them to simply restore it when required, instead of re-configuring all the apps after formatting or switching to a new phone. However, until now your backup data was not encrypted and visible to Google, and now the company is going to change its storage procedure. Starting with Android Pie, Google is going to encrypt your Android device backup data in the following way: Step 1: Your Android device will generate a random secret key (not known to Google), Step 2: The secret key will then get encrypted using your lockscreen PIN/pattern/passcode (not known to Google), Step 3: This passcode-protected
Apple iOS 9.0.2 Update Patches Lock Screen Bypass Exploit

Apple iOS 9.0.2 Update Patches Lock Screen Bypass Exploit

October 01, 2015Wang Wei
Apple has rolled out the second minor iteration of its newest mobile operating system iOS 9, which fixes the iOS lockscreen vulnerability . The widely publicized LockScreen bug allowed anyone with physical access to your iOS device running iOS 9.0 or  iOS 9.0.1 to access all the contacts and photos without unlocking the device. Just one week after the last update iOS 9.0.1, Apple rolled out iOS 9.0.2 update that fixes: iMessage activation problems An issue with mobile data settings An issue with iCloud Backup An issue where the screen incorrectly rotates when receiving notifications Improves the stability of Podcasts According to an update on Apple's support website, the iOS lockscreen issue was the only security bug fixed in the latest iOS 9.0.2 release. Last week, iPhone user Jose Rodriguez published a " dead simple " method to bypass lock screen of the devices running iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.1. Using the benevolent nature of Apple's
Hacking iPhone to bypass iOS 7 Lockscreen

Hacking iPhone to bypass iOS 7 Lockscreen

June 13, 2013Mohit Kumar
About this time every year, Apple gives a gift to mobile developers: the newest version of iOS. The all-new Apple iOS 7 launched at WWCD 2013 this week and Just after 48 hours of  iOS 7  release, 36-year old Jose Rodriguez iPhone user able to hack and bypass Lockscreen to access the Photos in just a few seconds. iOS is infamously popular for its lockscreen security bugs that let anyone bypass the passcode on a device to gain access to information that would otherwise be private. Forbes points us to a new video showing how to completely bypass the iPhone’s password protection by accessing the calculator available on the lock screen. " By opening iOS’s Control Room and accessing the phone’s calculator application before opening the phone’s camera, anyone can access, delete, email, upload or tweet the device’s photos without knowing its passcode. " iOS 7 beta only available to those with developer accounts for now, cost $99 a year through Apple’s websit
'The Hacker News' Weekly Roundup — 14 Most Popular Stories

'The Hacker News' Weekly Roundup — 14 Most Popular Stories

September 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
To make the last week’s top cyber security threats and challenges available to you in one shot, we are once again here with our weekly round up. Last week, we came across lots of cyber security threats like the XCodeGhost malware in Apple’s App Store and lockscreen bypass bug in iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.1 that made us sad, but… …we were also thrilled by latest developments such as Microsoft’s new Linux-based operating system  Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) , unhackable MicroKernel " SeL4 ", and Facebook ' Dislike or Empathy Button '. I recommend you to read the entire thing (just click ‘ Read More ’ because there’s some valuable advice in there as well). Here's the list: 1. Microsoft Developed its Own Linux Operating System One of the trending news of last week. Microsoft built its own Linux-based operating system known as Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) . The company described ACS as a "cross-platform, modular operating system for data center n
New Hack: How to Bypass iPhone Passcode to Access Photos and Messages

New Hack: How to Bypass iPhone Passcode to Access Photos and Messages

November 17, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Setting a passcode on your iPhone is the first line of defense to help prevent other people from accessing your personal details. However, it's pretty much easy for anyone with access to your iPhone to bypass the passcode protection (doesn't matter if you configured Touch ID or not) and access your personal photos and messages. A new critical security flaw discovered in iOS 8 and newer, including 10.2 beta 3, allows anyone to bypass iPhone's passcode and gain access to personal information using the benevolent nature of Apple's personal assistant Siri. The security glitch has been discovered by EverythingApplePro and iDeviceHelps and now that they have gone public with a video demonstration, you can expect Apple to fix this issue in the next iOS beta version. All an attacker need is to find out the phone number of the target's iPhone and access to the phone for a few minutes. But, what if you don't have target's phone number? No worries. You can
Latest iOS 9.0.1 Update Failed to Patch Lockscreen Bypass Hack

Latest iOS 9.0.1 Update Failed to Patch Lockscreen Bypass Hack

September 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
iOS 9.0.1 – Apple's first update to its new iOS 9 mobile operating system, came out on Wednesday, addressed several bugs in its software. However, unfortunately, it seems that the latest update iOS 9.0.1 doesn't fix the lock screen bypass vulnerability reported by iPhone user Jose Rodriguez. Yes, the serious flaw in iOS 9 that allows anyone – with physical access of your iPhone or iPad – to bypass your device's lock screen and get into your contacts and personal photographs, also Works on iOS 9.0.1 . Video Demonstration: Rodriguez published a new video detailing a step-by-step explanation on how to bypass the passcode on iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.1 device, using the benevolent nature of Apple's personal assistant Siri. The lock screen bypass vulnerability works on all iOS versions from iOS 5.1.1 to the latest released iOS 9.0.1 . Mitigation So, until Apple rolls out an update to patch this bug, the only way available to iPhone users to mitiga
Hacker Finds a Simple Way to Bypass Android 5.x Lock Screen [Steps & Video]

Hacker Finds a Simple Way to Bypass Android 5.x Lock Screen [Steps & Video]

September 16, 2015Khyati Jain
A Security researcher and hacker, named John Gordon , has found an easy way to bypass the security of locked smartphones running Android 5.0 and 5.1 (Build LMY48M). Many of us use various security locks on our devices like Pattern lock, PIN lock and Password lock in order to protect the privacy of our devices. However, a vulnerability could now allow anyone to take your Android smartphone ( 5.0 build LMY48I ) with locked screen, perform a " MAGIC TRICK " and as a result crash the user interface (UI) for the password screen and gain access to your device. The vulnerability, assigned CVE-2015-3860 , has been dubbed as " Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Lockscreen ". How the Attack Works? The secret behind the researcher's "MAGIC TRICK" is as follows: Get the device and open the Emergency dialer screen. Type a long string of numbers or special characters in the input field and copy-n-paste a long string continuously til
iPhone Fingerprint scanner hack allows attacker to hijack Apple ID using Flight Mode

iPhone Fingerprint scanner hack allows attacker to hijack Apple ID using Flight Mode

October 06, 2013Wang Wei
A German security firm SRL claims a vulnerability in Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner and iCloud allows a hacker to access a locked device and potentially gain control over an owner’s Apple ID. SRL points out that Airplane mode can be enabled on a stolen phone from the lockscreen , which turns off wireless connectivity and so defeats the remote wipe facility . This can be accessed without requiring a passcode, could be a major vulnerability when it comes to physically stolen devices. In a video demonstration, they point out that while Apple lets users locate and remotely wipe a device using the Find My iPhone app. Since Find My iPhone can only perform a wipe if a device is connected to the Internet, but because airplane mode will disable Internet Connectivity, that may give a thief enough time to get fingerprints off of the device and eventually log in. An attacker can create a fake fingerprint on a laminated sheet and later attached to one of their fingers, as already explained
iPhone's iOS 7 Lockscreen hack allows to bypass Security

iPhone's iOS 7 Lockscreen hack allows to bypass Security

September 20, 2013Mohit Kumar
Like most iOS lock screen vulnerabilities, the passcode lock screen on iOS 7 also suffers from a bug that allows anyone with direct access to the iPhone or iPad. Although Apple claims to have fixed 80 security vulnerabilities with iOS 7, including the ability to bypass the lock screen in iOS 6.1.3, the same person who found the previous vulnerability has found yet another in iOS 7. Discovered by ' Jose Rodriquez ', an iPhone user reported a security flaw in iOS that lets anyone bypass the lockscreen passcode and access sensitive information stored in photos, Twitter, email and more. The flaw resides on users who lock their devices with a traditional PIN code or password. The security flaw is demonstrated in the video below and it works as follows: Swipe up from the bottom of the Lock screen to open Control Center and Launch the Clock app. Open the Alarm Clock section of the Clock app and Hold down the power button. Quickly tap Cancel the immediately doubl
New iPhone Bug Gives Anyone Access to Your Private Photos

New iPhone Bug Gives Anyone Access to Your Private Photos

October 16, 2018Mohit Kumar
A security enthusiast who discovered a passcode bypass vulnerability in Apple's iOS 12 late last month has now dropped another passcode bypass bug that works on the latest iOS 12.0.1 that was released last week. Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish amateur security researcher, discovered a bug in iOS 12 in late September that allows attackers with physical access to your iPhone to access your contacts and photos. The bug was patched in iOS 12.0.1, but he now discovered a similar iPhone passcode bypass hack that works in 12.0.1 and is easier to execute than the bug Rodriguez discovered and reported two weeks ago. The new hack allows anyone with physical access to your locked iPhone to access your photo album, select photos and send them to anyone using Apple Messages. Since the new hack requires much less effort than the previous one, it leaves any iPhone user vulnerable to a skeptic or distrustful partner, curious college, friend or roommate who could access your iPhone's photo
New iPhone Passcode Bypass Hack Exposes Photos and Contacts

New iPhone Passcode Bypass Hack Exposes Photos and Contacts

October 02, 2018Wang Wei
Looking for a hack to bypass the passcode or screen lock on iPhones? Jose Rodriguez, an iPhone enthusiast, has discovered a passcode bypass vulnerability in Apple’s new iOS version 12 that potentially allows an attacker to access photos and contacts, including phone numbers and emails, on a locked iPhone XS and other recent iPhone models. Rodriguez, who also discovered iPhone lock screen hacks in the past, has posted two videos (in Spanish) on his YouTube channel under the account name Videosdebarraquito demonstrating a complicated 37-step iPhone passcode bypass process. The iPhone authorization screen bypass flaw works on the latest iPhones, including the iPhone XS, running Apple's latest iOS 12 beta and iOS 12 operating systems. Video Demonstrations: Here's How to Bypass iPhone Passcode As you can watch in the video demonstrations, the iPhone hack works provided the attacker has physical access to the targeted iPhone that has Siri enabled and Face ID either disa
Windows 10 Started Showing Ads on LockScreen — Here's How to Turn It OFF

Windows 10 Started Showing Ads on LockScreen — Here's How to Turn It OFF

February 26, 2016Mohit Kumar
If you've upgraded your older version of Windows OS to an all new Windows 10 operating system then you may have noticed an advertisement appearing on your desktop or laptop’s lock screen over the past couple of days. Yes, this is what Microsoft has chosen to generate revenue after offering Free Windows 10 Download to its users: Monetize the Lock Screen . Thanks to Windows 10's new Spotlight feature that usually shows you clean and beautiful photographs and fun facts on your lock screen, but now started displaying advertisements to over 200 Million devices running Windows 10. Some Windows 10 users have reported seeing ads for Rise of the Tomb Raider with links to Windows Store from where users can purchase the video game. Microsoft started selling the game last month. Although the ads are not as annoying as the Windows 10 privacy concerns related to the way Microsoft collects your personal data , the good news is that you can turn the ads OFF. Must
Just One Device? No, Government wants Apple to Unlock 12 More iPhones

Just One Device? No, Government wants Apple to Unlock 12 More iPhones

February 24, 2016Mohit Kumar
Until now, the FBI is asking for Apple's help in unlocking the iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino shootings that killed 14 and injured 24 in December. However, in addition to iPhone 5C belonged to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the U.S. Justice Department is looking at court orders forcing Apple to help officials unlock at least 12 iPhones. Citing sources, the Wall Street Journal reported that the federal authorities want to extract data from iPhones seized in a variety of criminal investigations are involved in undisclosed cases where prosecutors are compelling Apple to help them bypass iPhone's lockscreen. Although more details of these cases are not yet publicly disclosed, these dozen or so cases are all distinct from San Bernardino shooter's case and involve many iPhones using an older iOS version that has fewer security barriers to bypass. Also Read:    Police Reset Shooter's Apple ID that leaves iPhone Data U
Hackers Can Use Radio-waves to Control Your Smartphone From 16 Feet Away

Hackers Can Use Radio-waves to Control Your Smartphone From 16 Feet Away

October 14, 2015Swati Khandelwal
What if your phone starts making calls, sending text messages and browsing Internet itself without even asking you? No imaginations, because hackers can make this possible using your phone's personal assistant Siri or Google Now. Security researchers have discovered a new hack that could allow hackers to make calls, send texts, browser a malware site, and do many more activities using your iOS or Android devices' personal assistant Siri or Google Now — without even speaking a single word. A Group of researchers from French government agency ANSSI have discovered that a hacker can control Apple's Siri and Android's Google Now by remotely and silently transmitting radio commands from as far as 16 feet away... ...only if it also has a pair of headphones plugged into its jack. How does the Hack Work? It is very interesting and a mind-blowing technique. The Hack utilizes: An iPhone or Android handset with headphones plugged in A radio tra
Finally, iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner 'TouchID' hacked first by German Hackers

Finally, iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner 'TouchID' hacked first by German Hackers

September 23, 2013Anonymous
Apple has marketed TouchID both as a convenience and as a security feature. “ Your fingerprint is one of the best passwords in the world ,” says an Apple promotional video. A European hacker group has announced a simple, replicable method for spoofing Apple’s TouchID fingerprint authentication system. The Apple TouchID it the technology developed by Apple to replace passcode on its mobile and help protect users' devices, it is based on a sensor placed under the home button and it is designed to substitute the four-digit passcode to unlock the handset and authorize iTunes Store purchases. But is it really so? Hackers members of the Chaos Computer Club claim to have defeated Apple TouchID fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S, just after the start of its sale to the public. " Fingerprints should not be used to secure anything. You leave them everywhere, and it is far too easy to make fake fingers out of lifted prints, " a hacker named Starbug was quoted as sa
Second iOS 7 Lockscreen vulnerability lets intruders to make calls from locked iPhone

Second iOS 7 Lockscreen vulnerability lets intruders to make calls from locked iPhone

September 21, 2013Wang Wei
Just two days back Apple has yet fixed a security flaw in iOS 7 that allows anyone to bypass the lock screen to access users’ personal data and the next one has already appeared. The new vulnerability was discovered by Karam Daoud, a 27 year old from the West Bank city of Ramallah in Palestine, that allows anyone to make calls from a locked iPhone , including international calls and calls to premium numbers. In a video, Daoud showed that calls can be made to any number from a locked iPhone running iOS 7 by using a vulnerability in the device’s emergency calling function. The person needs to dial a number and then rapidly tap the call button until an empty screen with an Apple logo appears and makes the call to the particular number. The Forbes writer tested the flaw on two iPhone 5 devices on separate networks and it worked both times. This is the second malfunction found in the lock screen since iOS 7 was seeded to all iPhone owners this past Wednesday.
Critical flaw in Viber app allows full access to Smartphones

Critical flaw in Viber app allows full access to Smartphones

April 24, 2013Unknown
More than 50 millions of Smartphone users worldwide are facing a risk posed by a critical flaw in Viber app. The security company Bkav announced that it has found a way to gain full access to Android phones using the popular Viber messaging app. Unlike the Samsung lockscreen issue we reported on earlier, this attack doesn't take any fancy finger work. Instead, all it needs is two phones, both running Viber, and a phone number. " The way Viber handles to popup its messages on smartphones' lock screen is unusual, resulting in its failure to control programming logic, causing the flaw to appear, " said Mr. Nguyen Minh Duc, Director of Bkav's Security Division. Steps to exploit: Send Viber message to victim Combine actions on Viber message popups with tricks like using victim's notification bar, sending other Viber messages, etc. to make Viber keyboard appear Once Viber keyboard has appeared, to fully access the device, create misse
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