iPhone 4 Encryption Remains Uncracked, but Password Keys Easy to Obtain

Another reminder that your encryption is only as secure as your keys:

Misleading blog post title aside, the fact is, ElcomSoft researchers did not crack AES-256, Luther Martin, a senior security architect at Voltage Security, wrote on the Superconductor blog on May 26. Digging deeper into Katalov’s post reveals that ElcomSoft researchers didn’t actually figure out a way to brute-force its way through the encryption, but circumvented the security measures altogether by obtaining the encryption keys stored on the device to unlock the data.

via iPhone 4 Encryption Remains Uncracked, but Password Keys Easy to Obtain – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.

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