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This huge iOS 7 security flaw makes it impossible to recover your stolen iPhone

03
Apr
2014

Owners of Apple’s iPhone have the dubious honor of possessing one of thieves’ most sought-after gadgets. In fact, the New York Police Department recently pointed out that thefts of Apple devices were largely responsible for the rise in crime last year. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why lost and stolen device recovery systems such as Apple’s Find My iPhone are hugely important, and we have read several stories about such mechanisms helping people recover their lost devices. But what happens when systems like Find My iPhone can be removed from a stolen iPhone in mere minutes? A massive security flaw has been discovered in iOS 7 and iOS 7.1 that makes it impossible to recover stolen iPhones. YouTube user Miguel

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