Cellebrite Is Back And They Claim That They Can Crack iDevices Running Any Version Of iOS

Israel-based software developer Cellebrite is back and they’ve put out a claim that they can now crack any iDevice running any version of iOS which includes iOS 12.3 which has been out for about a month. They delivered this message by Tweet:

This is further supported by a visit to the  UFED web page where the company describes the tool’s ability to glean forensic data from any iOS device dating back to iOS 7, as well as from Android devices made by Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Xiaomi.

If all of this is accurate, Cellebrite’s tool will enable authorities to potentially crack the vast majority of smartphones currently available on the market. As Wired notes, no other law enforcement contractor has made such broad claims about a single product, at least not publicly. Which means that this will likely get Apple’s attention and they’ll be taking steps to come up with countermeasures. It also means that Cellebrite’s main competition which is GrayShift will have to come out with something of their own to match Cellebrite’s features as both are competing for the dollars of law enforcement.

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