Cellebrite may have found a way to unlock iPhones running iOS 11


According to a Forbes report, Israeli company Cellebrite is now able to unlock some very recent iPhones. Cellebrite is a well-known company that sells mobile forensics tools to extract data from locked devices.

While early versions of iOS weren’t really secure, this has changed quite a lot in recent years. All iOS devices now ship with a secure enclave, all data is encrypted if you use a passcode and there are multiple security checks when you boot and use your device.

In other words, if you don’t have the passcode, you’re going to have a hard time getting your hand on the data on the device. Many firms try to find vulnerabilities to unlock mobile devices. It has become a lucrative industry as intelligence agencies often pay forensics companies to unlock mobile devices.

Those…

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