iPhone 3GS encryption is 'Useless & crackable in 2-minutes'

Apple claims that hundreds of thousands of iPhones’re being used by corporations and government agencies. But they won’t tell you that the encryption included with iPhone 3GS is so weak it can be cracked in two minutes with a few pieces of readily available freeware. “It’s kind of like storing all your secret messages right next to the […]

Apple claims that hundreds of thousands of iPhones’re being used by corporations and government agencies. But they won’t tell you that the encryption included with iPhone 3GS is so weak it can be cracked in two minutes with a few pieces of readily available freeware. “It’s kind of like storing all your secret messages right next to the secret decoder ring,” said Jonathan Zdziarski, an iPhone developer and a hacker who teaches forensics courses on recovering data from iPhones. “I don’t think any of us [developers] have ever seen encryption implemented so poorly before, which’s why it’s hard to describe why it’s such a big threat to security,” said Zdziarski.