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‘IP Box’ Brute-Forces iOS 8.1 Passcode – Bypasses Lockout

Posted on 18/03/2015 by Chris Hauk

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The “IP Box,” a black box device that manages to gain access to an iPhone running iOS 8.1 by brute-forcing the passcode over a USB connection has been tested by security company MDSec. The device tries every possible 4-digit PIN combination, and is able to bypass the normal 10 attempt lockout.

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Apple Extends iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Repair Program

Posted on 09/03/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Hot on the heels of extending the replacement period for the battery on their iPhone5, Apple has now extended their iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button replacement program, allowing customers to get a malfunctioning sleep/wake button replaced for up to 3 years after the purchase date.

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As 2014 Smartphone Sales Top 12 Billion, Samsung is Squeezed in the Middle

Posted on 03/03/2015 by Chris Hauk

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“Cheap Androids to the left of me, Apple to the right, Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” Samsung must be feeling like Stealer’s Wheel lately, as they’re feeling the squeeze from Apple’s premium iPhone offerings on one side, and numerous cheap Android offerings on the other.

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