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Submission + - Hardware Device Can Bruteforce iPhone Pass Codes writes: MDsec reports that a a device known as an IP Box used for phone repair can bruteforce the iOS screenlock. The device appears to be relatively simple in that it simulates the PIN entry over the USB connection and sequentially bruteforces every possible PIN combination. According to MDsec that in itself is not unsurprising and has been known for some time but what is surprising is that this still works even with the “Erase data after 10 attempts” configuration setting enabled. "Our initial analysis indicates that the IP Box is able to bypass this restriction by connecting directly to the iPhone’s power source and aggressively cutting the power after each failed PIN attempt, but before the attempt has been synchronized to flash memory." The device is on sale in England for £119.99. "Simply attach the device to the iPhone or iPad and it will give you the code within 6 seconds to 17 hours. You will then have full access to your iPhone / iPad and all user data remains intact. "

Comment Re:Buying boxes (Score 2, Informative) 181

Broadband Reports has frequent posts about this very scenario. From what I've read, many times after system upgrades Comcast will leave many channels un-encrypted for testing purposes for months at a time, so you're receiving many Clear-QAM (unencrypted digital cable) that may not necessarily be there permanently. Often, these channels will move around and require a re-scan, disappear, be replaced with other channels, etc. The number of channels that are un-encrypted may vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. In the end, Comcast is only required to send local over-the-air channels unencrypted to your TV set. Otherwise, Comcast isn't responsible for other channels they may be inadvertently leaving "open" for people to see. Always check to see what the official listings are for your area, and those are the channels you will receive without the inconsistencies you mentioned in your post.

Comment Repeat After Me.. (Score 1) 276

Repeat after me...

Apple is not using ActiveSync in Snow Leopard.

Exchange support in Snow Leopard uses EWS to connect to the Exchange Server.

EWS (Exchange Web Services) is not WebDAV!

The number of misconceptions perpetrated on this thread make me wonder how many people have actually looked at either Exchange Server 2007/2010 or in Snow Leopard.

That is all.

Comment Re:Confusion (Score 1) 334

So I have cable with a QAM tuner TV. The guy at Circuit City said I could get digital cable without having to rent a box from the cable company with it. Turns out, the only digital channels I get are the ones that come in over the air. Is/was this supposed to change on Feb 17?

Nope. This switch over was for over-the-air only, and remains so even with this new legislation. Your first mistake was listening to the guy at Circuit City. There's a really good chance that most cable companies will never send anything over in Clear QAM other than your over-the-air stations. Everything else will most likely remain encrypted, and only received with a cable box or cablecard compatible set top box or TV.

I've heard (but not sure about) there is a 5 year moratorium on cable companies turning off their analog (cable-ready) signals. Who knows what will happen after that point.

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