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Tech & Science Hackers are reportedly cracking the iPhone using stolen Apple prototypes

11:00  08 march  2019
11:00  08 march  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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We all know the story of the prototype iPhone 4 that was left at a bar, spoiling what could have been one of the biggest surprises in Apple history. But have you heard the one about the stolen prototype iPhones that are still winding up in unintended hands — in this case, hackers bent on finding ways to

HACKERS are using stolen Apple prototypes to find new ways to break into your iPhone . The nicked handsets give cyber crooks unadulterated The nicked handsets give cyber crooks easy access to Apple 's operating system, allowing them to crack the iPhone 's famously secure software .

Hackers are reportedly cracking the iPhone using stolen Apple prototypes

We all know the story of the prototype iPhone 4 that was left at a bar, spoiling what could have been one of the biggest surprises in Apple history.

But have you heard the one about the stolen prototype iPhones that are still winding up in unintended hands — in this case, hackers bent on finding ways to break into Apple’s operating system?

That’s the focus of a new Motherboard investigation this week, which claims there’s now a gray market for “dev-fused” iPhone prototypes that have been stolen from Apple’s production lines. They’re devices which are uniquely valuable for helping security researchers find vulnerabilities because they run a less hardened version of the OS where root access is trivial to obtain, according to the report.

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It’s a prototype iPhone stolen from Apple ’s production lines. Their value lies within their ability to offer easier ways in finding vulnerabilities. The report also suggests that these dev-fused iPhones were helping researchers study Apple ’s Secure Enclave security coprocessor in 2017, exposing

But, have you heard about the prototype of stolen iPhones that are still in involuntary hands? In this case, the hackers try to find ways to enter Sources on the motherboard say that the "switchboard" phones (an iPhone X merged with a single dev that costs $ 1,800) have already been used to help

Motherboard’s sources say that the “switchboard” phones — an dev-fused iPhone X costs as little as $1,800 — have already been used to help develop the handheld Cellebrite machines reportedly used by law enforcement agencies to break into phones. Originally, Cellebrite was thought to be the company helping the FBI crack an iPhone 5C belonging to a San Bernadino terrorist in 2016 — though that was later refuted, the FBI did pay an unknown party over $1 million to get into that phone.

And, says Motherboard’s sources, these stolen phones were the way security researchers were able to study Apple’s special Secure Enclave security coprocessor in 2017, potentially exposing vulnerabilities in the chip explicitly designed to keep iPhones secure.

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