RUSSIA SECURITY FIRM FOUND CRITICAL VULNERABILITY IN IOS 10 ALLOWING ATTACKERS TO CRACK IPHONE BACKUPS — THE FIRM ALSO CLAIMS THAT IOS 10 IS WEAKER THAN PREVIOUS UPDATES.
Apple has recently released the latest version of its operating system iOS and it is being perceived as a weaker version in comparison to previous ones because of a potentially disturbing security flaw.
It is being reported by Russia-based forensics firm Elcomsoft that iOS 10 has a vulnerability that allows hackers to access localized backups.
Elcomsoft has developed tools to access iPhones and the security flaw was discovered by the firm while updating the phone breaker tool.
It was identified that when a user updates the phone to iOS10, the backups saved in the phone become vulnerable to hacking.
iOS10 uses a different method of password verification that skips various key security checks.
So, if an attacker manages to get access to any of the backup files, it would become easy for the hacker to crack the encryption roughly “2500 times” faster in comparison to the older versions of iOS 9 and others.