George Hotz known as Geohot is famous for being the person who hacked Sony PS3. He also unlocked the first iPhone and is now known for creating jailbreaking utilities for iOS users and iPhone NCK brute force program. He is also known for “Geohot Sony lawsuit” as this company couldn’t let him get away with touching its products “inappropriately.” Right now Hotz is involved with Carnegie Mellon University program and his quotes are saved in IRC. Wanna hear what ridiculous things he shared? Wanna get into the full story? Let us retell it to you.
Lots of you have probably heard of iPhone NCK unlock. NCK means Network Control Key, that’s an ancient dream of all the hackers to unlock an iPhone using NCK code. This way will open the possibility to permanent unlock all the released units despite of iOS version and baseband version. That method worked for iPhone 2G but since that time lots of things changed in iPhone’s baseband structure and right now this method is very difficult to be implemented to unlock such devices as iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S as there is activation process based on Apple Server side. So let’s try to figure out what is NCK code and how can it help by unlocking Apple’s devices.
You all know Geohot, famous iPhone hacker from USA. Here is the only person who provide us with theoretical iPhone NCK brute force exploit, together with his multithreaded NCK brute forcer. NCKBF program could also do around 100,000 keys per second which would produce a hit in many years or complete a search in 317 years, using the only computer.