iPhone Backups Are 1,000 Times Harder to Hack in iOS 10.2


Apple has recently released the first iOS 10.2 beta, and in addition to new emoticons, it appears that the company has a made an under-the-hood change that’s critical for the security of data included in backups.

Security experts at iMazing explain that iOS 10.2 beta makes encrypted backups no less than “1,000 times safer,” as the OS update also increases the required processing power to crack the password.

Apple attempted to bolster the security of encrypted backups with iOS 10 in the very first version, but due to a security flaw, the company offered exactly the opposite, and made backups actually easier to hack.

Cupertino fixed the problem quite fast, and 10.1 introduced a fix in this regard, blocking brute force attacks and making passwords almost impossible to hack.

iOS 10.2 beta

But this has all been improved in the last beta and should become available for everyone w… (read more)

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