The bad guys score again

This time they went for your iPhone:

This isn’t a new phenomenon, exactly, but it’s an exasperating one.


  1. Sabe »

    2 August 2016 · 10:06 pm

    Yes this happened to my ipad today as well anyone have any answers??

  2. McG »

    3 August 2016 · 7:35 am

    Full configuration backup — as opposed to the partial backup that comes with iOS or Android — would be great insurance against these attacks, if it were feasible (and affordable). Then performing a hard reset on a hostaged phone wouldn’t be so annoying.

    (I have forgotten all I knew about the iPhone, but every Android device has a way to erase and reset even when you can’t get past the lock screen. It has come in handy, though not for this.)

  3. McG »

    3 August 2016 · 7:36 am

    …not yet for this, he said, knocking on the wood-veneer contact paper on my particle-board end table.

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