Apple Responds to Report About Thieves Spying on iPhone Passcodes to ‘Steal Your Entire Digital Life’
Apple has responded to a report about iPhone thieves using passcodes to “steal your entire digital life.”
In a statement to MacRumors, an Apple spokesperson said:
“We’re aware of the issue and we will be patching it in an upcoming software update. We advise our customers to only use their passcodes with trusted devices and to never reveal their passcodes to anyone. If you think you have been a victim of this type of attack, please contact law enforcement.”
This statement comes in response to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which details how thieves are using passcodes to gain access to people’s iPhones and then stealing their entire digital life.
According to the report, thieves are using a technique called “brute force” to guess passcodes. Once they guess the right passcode, they can then access all of the victim’s data, including emails, photos, and even credit card information.
The report also notes that this type of attack is not new, but it is becoming more common as thieves are becoming more sophisticated.
Apple has advised its customers to only use their passcodes with trusted devices and to never reveal their passcodes to anyone. However, this may not be enough to protect people from this type of attack.
If you think you have been a victim of this type of attack, you should contact law enforcement.