Infographic: Why the Six-Digit Passcode Makes the iPhone 5,723,200 Times Harder to Crack

With the iOS 9 release, Apple has added support for the six-digit passcode on all Touch ID-enabled iOS devices which should make it a lot harder for anyone that does not know the actual passcode to access your data.

As IBM explains it in one of their infographics, the old four-digit passcode was quite easy to crack even though to do that one would have to try 10,000 different combinations and, with the proper tools, this could be achieved in about 18 minutes.

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