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

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:26 pm

Story : http://bgr.com/2018/04/19/iphone-unlock-graykey-hack-fix/





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 they get the job done. Apparently, various law enforcement agencies have ordered these devices, including police in various US states and the State Department. The FBI, DEA, and Secret Service are also looking to acquire iPhone-cracking devices.

Apple hasn’t yet fixed the flaw that allows the machine to brute force its way into a device by getting the right password. But the company is already working on additional defenses, and one was tested during the iOS 11.3 beta phase.

As it is right now, Grayshift’s GrayKey machine can hack into any iPhone. Apple has added a security feature in iOS 11.3 beta that renders the Lightning port unusable seven days after the last device unlock.

What this effectively means is that police will have up to seven days to unlock a device with the help of the box, which does its trick via the Lightning port.







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Re: The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and iPhone hackers

Postby ejonesss » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:21 am

couldnt apple buy one of them iphone crackers?

if apple is willing to spend millions of development or even trademark lawsuits what is $15000 to $30000?
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Re: The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and iPhone hackers

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:54 pm

ejonesss wrote:couldnt apple buy one of them iphone crackers?

if apple is willing to spend millions of development or even trademark lawsuits what is $15000 to $30000?


u don't think they've already bought one?
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