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iPhone password can be hacked in seconds

gadgets Updated: Mar 29, 2012 18:20 IST

Your iPhone might be secured with a four-digit password and latest security update, but it can still be easily unlocked in less than a minute with the right software.

A Swedish security company possesses an application which can be used to unlock any smartphone.

Forbes reports, "A Micro Systemation application the firm calls XRY can quickly crack an iOS or Android phone's passcode, dump its data to a PC, decrypt it, and display information like the user's GPS location, files, call logs, contacts, messages, even a log of its keystrokes.

Mike Dickinson, the firm's marketing director, told Forbes that XRY works much like the jailbreak hacks that allow users to remove the installation restrictions on their devices and also added that longer passwords make it harder to crack the code.

Reportedly, the buyers of this application include UK and American police departments and the US military which use it to access phones of criminals.