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Apple seems to have blocked GrayKey's iPhone hacking tool

Apple has apparently been able to permanently block decryption technology from a mysterious Atlanta-based company whose blackbox device was embraced…

Apple has apparently been able to permanently block decryption technology from a mysterious Atlanta-based company whose blackbox device was embraced by authorities to bypass iPhone passwords.

Atlanta-based Grayshift is one of two companies claiming it could counter Apple iPhone password protection through brutal violence attacks.

Blackbox technology appeared sooner or later, as Grayshift’s technology was snapped up by regional law enforcement and won contracts with immigration and customs management (ICE) and US Secret Service. [19659002] Another provider, Israel-based Cellebrite, also discovered a way to unlock encrypted iPhones running iOS 1

1 and marketed its product to law enforcement and private forensic companies around the world. According to a police order received by Forbes, the United States Department of Home Security tested the technology.

Several sources familiar with GrayKey have told Forbes that GrayKey device can no longer break passwords for all iPhones running iOS 12 or later.

iOS 12 was released by Apple last month.

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