Israeli mobile device forensics company called Cellebrite has claimed that it can break into any device running iOS version 7 to iOS 12.3. The company previously made it possible to crack open any device running iOS 11, but the range of devices the company can break into has expanded exponentially.
The company claims that its Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) can determine passcodes and perform unlocks, and then perform a full system extraction. It’s still a process that requires phyiscal access to the target device, but the UFED can be sent to law enforcement agencies, rather than having them send target device to Cellebrite instead.
On that note, the company says that similar results can be achieved on Samsung’s Android devices. The UFED goes a step further here, being able to extract unallocated data to essentially extract deleted files.
If you’re thinking that the name Cellebrite rings a bell, that’s because it’s the company that helped the FBI crack the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino shooter. Unfortunately, AppleInsider reports that the company’s UFED was spotted earlier this year being sold on eBay for as low as US$100 (~RM418).