It can happen to anyone so I’m not sure we should be chastising Giuliani for not having an easy to remember/written down passcode. That’s when biometrics come into their own. Problem is that you still need a passcode to enable the fingerprint reader and face scanner…:
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, wiped his own iPhone while he was the president’s cybersecurity adviser. The incident occurred in 2017, according to NBC News, and happened after 10 failed attempts to enter the device’s PIN code. Apple’s iPhones are designed to lock themselves completely after that many incorrect attempts. Apparently, Giuliani then went to a commercial Apple store to try and get them to unlock the phone. ‘There’s no way he should be going to a commercial location to ask for that assistance,” former FBI agent for cybercrime E.J. Hilbert told NBC. According to Hilbert, there was too much sensitive information on Giuliani’s phone to risk an Apple Store employee seeing it.
Giuliani’s cellphone data is backed up to Apple’s iCloud system. “All of his stuff is literally sitting in Apple systems. It makes him very vulnerable.”https://t.co/ba1NTz1rqC
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) October 31, 2019