Found a new way to steal the iPhone with a further password change

Attackers have found a new way to steal Apple smartphones and change passwords.

Thieves use social engineering to spy on the iPhone's lock code, then steal the device, unlock it, and get a 28-digit recovery key to change the password.

This allows them to take full control of the stolen device and block access to the previous owner.

According to the WSJ, Apple users in this caseare practically unable to return to their accounts without a recovery key, which leaves them with minimal chances of recovering a stolen smartphone.

With the recovery key, attackers canturn off Find My iPhone, access banking apps, and block an Apple ID that may be associated with other brand devices.

As a precautionary measure, experts recommend that iPhone owners use Face ID and Touch ID in public places and set a complex passcode on their phones.

Source: wsj