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These German Guys Can Crack Your iOS Hotspot Password in a Minute

These German Guys Can Crack Your iOS Hotspot Password in a Minute | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
You may want to think twice about using your iPhone as a wireless hotspot. A group of researchers from the Department Informatik at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany deve...
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===> You may want to think twice about using your iPhone as a wireless hotspot. <===

 

A group of researchers from the Department Informatik at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany developed software allowing them to crack the Apple’s personal hotspot passwords in less than a minute.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 2013 1:22 PM

 

===> You may want to think twice about using your iPhone as a wireless hotspot. <===


A group of researchers from the Department Informatik at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany developed software allowing them to crack the Apple’s personal hotspot passwords in less than a minute.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security


Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 2013 1:27 PM

 

===> You may want to think twice about using your iPhone as a wireless hotspot. <===

 

A group of researchers from the Department Informatik at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany developed software allowing them to crack the Apple’s personal hotspot passwords in less than a minute.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

Sharla Shults's curator insight, July 25, 2013 10:15 AM

Think twice! Better to be safe than sorry!

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Researchers able to predict Apple iOS-generated hotspot passwords

Researchers able to predict Apple iOS-generated hotspot passwords | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Although iOS generates seemingly random passwords for its hotspots to eliminate the use of 'default' passwords, researchers at a German university have found that

 

 

 

===> they are able to break these passwords in under a minute. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Passwords

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/

 

 

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Anatomy of a cryptoglitch - Apple's iOS hotspot passphrases crackable in 50 seconds

Anatomy of a cryptoglitch - Apple's iOS hotspot passphrases crackable in 50 seconds | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
If you use your iPhone or iPad as a Wi-Fi hotspot, don't let it generate the passphrase for you.

A posse of German computer scientists has found that Apple's iOS passphrase generator may give yo...
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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/dangers-of-wifi-in-public-places/

 

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