A new hack could let thieves bypass the iPhone's lockscreen
Researchers at the security firm MDSec have found a way to bypass the iPhone’s lockscreen using just a few hundred dollars in equipment. The lockscreen typically bricks a phone after 10 bad guesses and has proven difficult to bypass on non-jailbroken phones, but MDSec has found a way to power off the phone before it registers an incorrect guess, allowing effectively unlimited guesses. Since the lockscreen is one of the iPhone’s major anti-theft protections (combined with Find my iPhone and the remote shutdown feature), it’s a hack that could have a real impact on users.
Source:: The Verge