How Thieves are Stealing Apple ID Credentials for Stolen iPhones

A report from India Today shares the story of how thieves tricked an Apple user to steal his credentials in order to unlock the iPhone they stole.

Vedant narrated his ordeal on Twitter and urged users to be aware of the types of attacks that can be used to extract sensitive information from users. He revealed that the first thing he did after losing his phone was log in to the Find My app with his Apple ID using his MacBook and try to get the phone’s exact location through the Find My app.

Classic phishing attack.

'Zero' Introduces Line of Wireless Charging Devices for iPhone

Zero announced the launch of its Qi-certified wireless charging solutions that can keep mobile devices powered for the whole day. Wireless Qi Pad: The patented Zero Qi-certified Pad battery magnetically attaches itself to the back of a Qi-enabled phone with the included magnetic pad over rubber or plastic phone cases up to 4mm thick. It provides 3000 mAh power capacity for a 60%-80% greater charge than standard battery packs. Travel Cube: This Qi Pad charging Travel Cube provides power wherever the user goes. It can simultaneously charge up to two Zero Qi pads and one additional mobile device (with an extra USB C port). In addition, it comes with LED lights that indicate the remaining charge level in the Travel Cube at a glance. Home Docking: The Zero Home Dock gives users a place to recharge their Wireless Qi pads after a full day’s usage. It can charge up to two Zero Qi pads and one additional mobile device (with an extra USB C port) simultaneously. In addition, the Home Dock works with rubber or plastic phone cases up to 4mm thick, allowing for charging without removing your case.

iPhone Game Controller 'Backbone One' Announces Subscription for New Users

Backbone One is a game controller for iPhone that plugs into the device’s Lightning port. The company announced new features, which includes a subscription service called Backbone+.

Backbone+ gives players access to: Exclusive perks, like free months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, other service free trials, in-game items, and many more perks to come. Access to the revamped Backbone app, including the trove of new features above as well as future ones.

All new users will also automatically receive 1 year free of Backbone+ membership with their purchase of Backbone One. It renews after 1 year at $4.17/mo billed annually (about the cost of a latte).

Silly millennials, it’s only one coffee a month!

Elcomsoft Can Now Download iCloud Data With Trusted Device Authentication

Elcomsoft has announced an update to its Phone Breaker, a forensic tool used to extract data from iPhones. A trusted iOS device can now be used to authenticate into iCloud. This will let the tool decrypt data protected by end-to-end encryption.

By using a trusted device, experts benefit from unrestricted access to all kinds of information stored in the user’s iCloud account including cloud backups produced by all Apple devices sharing the same Apple ID, photos, synchronized data, as well as end-to-end encrypted data such as the user’s passwords, browsing history, and health information.