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Apple iPhone thieves using simple trick to take everything, report finds
iPhone thieves who spied on a victim's passcode before stealing the Apple device can easily reset settings preventing its owner from accessing it.
According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, victims have reported phones stolen out of their hands or at bars and other public places, finding they had been locked out of their accounts.
Bad actors with knowledge of a passcode are able to easily reset the victim's Apple ID password in the Settings app.