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Signal Cellebrite Hack

Signal’s epic hack of Cellebrite already already has major consequences

April 28th, 2021

Encrypted instant messaging app Signal hacked security company Cellebrite a few days ago. The Signal developers showed that the app law enforcement agencies use around the world to extract information from iPhones and Android devices as part of criminal investigations has a few significant security flaws. Signal discovered that Cellebrite software could be exploited to …

Signal Hacked Cellebrite

This might be the most epic (and well-deserved) hack of the decade

April 22nd, 2021

Moxie Marlinspike, the CEO of Signal, has hacked and trolled Cellebrite in the best possible way. This is the kind of epic hack that will not make sense to people unless they’re familiar with iPhone security and encryption. Signal is an end-to-end encrypted chat app that works on iPhone and Android. It features the same …

iPhone Password Hack

Forensics firm says it can break into any iPhone or high-end Android phone

June 17th, 2019

Apple makes it a point with every product announcement to stress security and privacy features. That exact thing happened just a few weeks ago at Apple’s annual developer event, where the company unveiled several new privacy-centric features that other companies might not be able to replicate (because, you know, Android). But iPhone encryption is only …

Cellebrite hack

Notorious iPhone hacking company has its secrets revealed by hack

January 12th, 2017

Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that supplies “forensics tools” to agencies around the world, including US law enforcement, appears to have suffered a serious hack. Motherboard claims to have 900GB of Cellebrite data, supplied to it by an anonymous hacker. Among other things, the data reportedly shows that the Israeli firm has been selling its technology to …

iPhone Encryption Password Hacks

This is why you should really encrypt your iPhone

December 23rd, 2016

Since it’s encrypted with your password or fingerprint, an iPhone is useless to anyone looking to force their way into the data stored on it. But is that really so? Not quite. Depending on iPhone model and iOS version it’s running, an iPhone may be more or less prone to hacking. If it’s not encrypted, …

iPhone 7 vs. Android Hacks

This is the Israeli company that can hack any iPhone and Android smartphone

September 26th, 2016

If Cellebrite sounds familiar, that’s because the name of this Israeli company came up during Apple’s standoff with the FBI over breaking iPhone encryption. The agency managed to crack the San Bernardino iPhone with the help of an undisclosed company. Many people believe it was Cellebrite that came to the rescue. Meanwhile, the company revealed …

Apple Vs FBI GovtOS Backdoor

Why the FBI’s proposed ‘GovtOS’ might not have stood up in court

March 24th, 2016

Though not officially confirmed, Israel-based Cellebrite is believed to be the company currently assisting the FBI in cracking the iPhone from the San Bernardino shooting. While it’s still not clear what kind of tool the forensics company has developed to bypass Apple’s software protections built-in iOS, Cellebrite has a white paper on how such evidence should be …

HTC Incredible spotted in Verizon's system

April 3rd, 2010

Looks like the DROID’s days of being Verizon’s hero device are numbered because references to the next great Android smartphone to hit up Big Red, the HTC Incredible, have been found within a CelleBrite, a tool used by employees for transferring user info from one handset to another. Typically when a device shows up in …