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Apple makes it impossible for police to unlock iPhones with GrayKey devices

October 25th, 2018

Apple fiercely opposes the idea of weakening iPhone encryption so that it could unlock devices for law enforcement agencies. But there are plenty of hackers and security companies that are always looking for vulnerabilities that could be used to jailbreak devices and unlock password protected devices. Earlier this year, we saw many reports claiming that …

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Apple blocked iPhone hacking via USB, so hackers found a way to beat it

June 15th, 2018

Apple just confirmed that it’ll prevent iPhone hackers from bypassing encryption by brute-forcing passwords via machines designed expressly to obtain access to locked handsets. Machines like the GrayKey were featured prominently in reports this past year, hook up to an iPhone via Lightning, and then unlock the device by using all possible PIN combinations until …

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Apple is going to ruin cops’ favorite tool for breaking into iPhones

June 13th, 2018

In recent months, a law enforcement tool called GrayKey has become publicly known as the gold standard for law enforcement agencies trying to break into encrypted iPhones. Provided that the cops have physical access to a device, the $15,000 tool enables authorities to get their way inside, given a week or so of passcode guessing …

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How iOS 12 could make iPhones way more difficult to hack

June 5th, 2018

Apple has been engaging in a highly public game of cat-and-mouse with law enforcement and hacking companies ever since it started encrypting iPhones by default. With no “back door” possible into encryption without making it worthless, hacking companies have been coming up with increasingly creative ways to access locked devices, techniques that cost tens of …

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Someone might’ve hacked the company that can hack any iPhone

April 25th, 2018

Grayshift’s GrayKey device has been in the news quite a few times over the past few months, because it’s the kind of tool that can break into any iPhone running any version of iOS, including last year’s iPhone X. The machine guesses the password of a device by trying all possible combinations, which is commonly …

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The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and iPhone hackers will never end

April 19th, 2018

For a few weeks now, we’ve seen a bunch of reports detailing an expensive iPhone hacking machine that can crack any iPhone, including the latest models. A flaw in iOS allows this machine to guess the password of any iPhone, and thus crack the phone’s encryption. The GrayKey machines sell for $15,000 or $30,000, and …