Thieves and hackers are getting better at bypassing iCloud to unlock iPhones

Hacking iCloud

In yet another sign of the mobile-first world we live in, even muggings and robberies are starting to take on a tech-savvy flair. As was the case during one 2017 incident in Washington DC, for example, when a woman was leaving a metro station and a teenager got the drop on her, grabbing her around the neck. He instructed her to keep quiet. And to delete her iCloud. Then he grabbed her iPhone 6S and took off.

Philadelphia was hit by a round of similar incidents like that one last month. The common link in all of them was a thief pointing a gun at the victim, demanding their iPhone and commanding them to disable the “Find My iPhone” feature in addition to logging out of iCloud.

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Thieves and hackers are getting better at bypassing iCloud to unlock iPhones originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 17:02:39 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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