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How Apple made it easier to hack iTunes backups with iOS 10

A Russian cybersecurity firm exploited changes in iPhone and iPad software to expose passwords used to protect encrypted data. Experts say it's a technique that law enforcement could use to break into Apple products.

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Apple positioned iOS 10 as a step forward in iPhone security. But soon after the operating system debuted, researchers discovered a flaw that could allow hackers to force their way into the encrypted files created when iOS 10 devices are backed up to a desktop computer via iTunes.

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