Apple shuts down iPhone cracking loophole used by police

“Apple has defended an iPhone update that blocks police from unlocking suspects’ smartphones to hunt for evidence” writes Margi Murphy for Law enforcement can currently “crack” security measures using a piece of hardware that generates sequences of numbers to unlock smartphones so they can access messages and potential evidence without needing a PIN. Police and forensics officials in the US are understood to be using a piece of kit called GrayKey, which takes around three to six days to work out a six digit passcode. The device, created by secretive Israeli cyber security company Cellebrite, is reported to cost around…

Share This:

Related posts