Kit cracks iPhone backup passwords
Download, point, click
Password cracking of iPhone backups has become a point-and-click exercise thanks to software unveiled Thursday by a computer forensics tools provider.
The Elcomsoft iPhone Password Breaker, which was released for free into beta, recovers passwords for iPhones and iPod Touches by trying thousands of phrases per second. It performs wordlist-based attacks only, but the final version will allow dictionary attacks that can be customized.
Apple's iTunes application allows users to make iPhone and iPod Touch backups that store a wealth of potentially sensitive information, including call logs, address books, SMS archives, calendars, pictures and voice mail. Brought to you by the same company that offers password crackers for wireless networks, Quicken files and many other applications, the iPhone Password Breaker doesn't require the use of iTunes.
It makes use of multi-core processors, extended CPU instructions and will run faster on certain types of graphics cards. It runs on the XP, Vista and 7 versions of Windows. Help Net Security has screenshots here. ®
Just their Pr0n..
but who knows..
But no one in their right mind would store ultra sensitive info on an iPhone..
I keep my backups on CD-ROM or DVD-R.
I'm not going to say what encryption I use. But if someone swiped my disc box, I'd have to worry.
the same book for each secure site? Or do you use a different book per site? When you come to log in to said site, do you just whip out the book and pray that you hit the same keys second time around?
The need to remember passwords makes them inherently insecure. I'm sure you have your wonderfully selected passwords written down somewhere, probably on a PDA, secured by a single memorable pin code or password.....
Don't make me laugh
So, if I'm not mistaken, the hacker needs to have physical access to the machine that you made the back up on to and then needs to copy the backup.
Then they need to go to a PC and run the software.
An easier way would be to call you from the room next door and when you answer the phone, run in and hit you over the head with a brick and just take the iPhone!