Posted by: David Harley | May 22, 2014

Bypassing the iOS activation lock

Graham Cluley for Intego: Have Hackers Defeated the iPhone Kill Switch?

Report by Shaun Nichols for The Register: Hackers lay claim to exploit that defeats iPhone anti-theft tools: Dutch duo say they have thwarted remote locking mechanisms

Kelly Hodgkins for MacRumors: Hacker Team Claims Compromise of Apple’s iCloud and Activation Lock, Possibly via SSL Bug [Updated] (the update mentioned in the title is that ” One of the hackers has denied that the bypass involves an SSL bug.”

In brief, “AquaXetine” and “MerrukTechnolog” are reported to have found a way to bypass the iOS Activation Lock and also to access sensitive data from iCloud. The original report comes from the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

David Harley
Mac Virus/Small Blue-Green World


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