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The blockade of activation of Apple could have been hacked

A few days ago you had how Apple had deleted, without prior explanation, the page to check the possible blocking of second hand held devices, a story that surprised everyone because that page was essential to avoid scams when buying second hand iPad, or iPhone can check if they were blocked and thus avoid that they give us a very expensive paperweight. Although there is no official confirmation, today can be to know the reason for the disappearance of this web: Activation (Activation Lock) lock system might have been hacked and that Apple website might have been a fundamental element for that hack. Will it explain then.

All we know (or at least should know) that if we activate the option “Find my iPhone” on a device, this means that you will be associated with your Apple account and anyone can use it without before entering your iCloud password, even if you restore it from scratch. This system of security that seeks to avoid theft however is became in a serious problem for the market of second hand, because many buyers is were of that to the trying to activate your iPhone or iPad not could to the be associated to it has of the previous seller, or worse still, because were stolen.

However all have seen how many websites promising to remove that blockade of activation, and it seems that some worked really, because as the video shows it was possible. The procedure not was simple, but we can summarize it in that could change the number of series of the device in question, and thus eliminate that lock. Check Apple website was an essential step to this procedure, and may for this reason Apple has decided to close it.

Also this problem can that has been also the cause of another error of which many users is were complaining lately, and that consists in that to the activate your iPhone is were with that was associated to another has, when really was his iPhone. If the serial number chosen at random by the hackers coincided with a legitimate user the result is that the latter was that it had blocked is without having done anything to do so.

As we say Apple has not said anything about it but confirmed these reports soon will know the official company’s version, and may soon return to operate lock activation checking website so that the second hand market does not suffer the consequences of this security flaw.

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