FBI iPhone Hacker Says It Can Crack Any Phone

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Cellebrite, the Israeli company that recently hacked the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone for the FBI, has told the BBC that it can crack any smartphone and gain access to all the data on the phone. Something tells me that government agencies around the world are going to keep these guys busy for a while. :eek:

    Cellebrite was in the headlines earlier this year when it was rumoured to have helped the FBI to crack an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter. Now the company has told the BBC that it can get through the defences of just about any modern smartphone. But the firm refuses to say whether it supplies its technology to the police forces of repressive regimes.
     
  2. illaghee

    illaghee Limp Gawd

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    If you have something that needs breaking into, there's someone out there with that ability. its always been that way, from door locks to encrypted files, nothing is safe, where there's a will there's a way.
     
  3. STrAYeR

    STrAYeR Limp Gawd

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    Hey it's like freedom is one click away from USSR.
     
  4. Farkle

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    Didn't McAfee claim the same thing? :p
     
  5. azuza001

    azuza001 Gawd

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    Yes but McAfee admitted he made It up for publicity. These guys. . . . Oh wait I see what you did there. :)
     
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    Prisoner849 Gawd

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  7. bigstusexy

    bigstusexy 2[H]4U

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    Those dang Samsung iPhones!
     
  8. wgm3446

    wgm3446 Gawd

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    If law enforcement legally obtained a search warrant to scan the device, by all means go for it. For Americans, of course.
     
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  9. spacecowboy863

    spacecowboy863 Gawd

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    i'm surprised they didnt say it was PUTIN again
     
  10. YeuEmMaiMai

    YeuEmMaiMai Death Incarnate

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    hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you can gain physical access to the device, it can be cracked... that's just a fact of life....