Israeli Company Cracks iPhone Security

Israeli Company Cracks iPhone Security
Cellebrite can find or bypass the passcode on any modern Apple smartphone, it says.

(CCM) — Cellebrite, an Israel-based data forensics company, claims that it has discovered a way to penetrate the security around every iPhone or iPad running any version of iOS from iOS 7 to the current iOS 12.3 and view or extract the contents, according to a Forbes report.

Cellebrite is the company which is believed to have cracked the iPhone 5c belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, the San Bernardino murderer, in 2016 on behalf of the FBI.

It can now supply a device to law enforcement authorities which will crack any iPad or iPhone, as well as several Samsung Android devices including the Samsung S6, S7, S8, and S9, and popular device models from Motorola, Huawei, LG, and Xiaomi, the company says. It adds that it carries out rigorous entitlement checks before supplying its device. It is unable to crack any phones or tablets remotely.

Its technology is capable of bypassing or determining passcodes and performing a full file system extraction, providing access to third party app data, chat conversations, downloaded emails and attachments, and more.

Cellebrite's claims will come as an embarrassment to Apple, which touts the security of its products as a major benefit of using iOS.

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