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Technology iPhone Hacking Firm Updates Tool in Midst of Apple-FBI Spat

02:10  15 january  2020
02:10  15 january  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Digital forensics firm Cellebrite released a new tool that could be used to access data on the iPhones at the heart of the latest spat between Apple Inc Alshamrani died and his iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 were locked, leaving the FBI looking for ways to hack into the devices. Apple in New Clash With U.S

The FBI – Apple encryption dispute concerns whether and to what extent courts in the United States can compel manufacturers to assist in unlocking cell phones whose data are cryptographically protected. There is much debate over public access to strong encryption.

(Bloomberg) -- Digital forensics firm Cellebrite released a new tool that could be used to access data on the iPhones at the heart of the latest spat between Apple Inc. and the FBI.

a close up of a person using a cell phone: A customer holds an Apple Inc. iPhone 11 Pro smartphone inside the Regent Street Apple store during a product launch event in London, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Apple's new iPhones with camera enhancements and improved battery life go on sale today.© Bloomberg A customer holds an Apple Inc. iPhone 11 Pro smartphone inside the Regent Street Apple store during a product launch event in London, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Apple's new iPhones with camera enhancements and improved battery life go on sale today.

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For more than a month, federal investigators have insisted they have no alternative but to force Apple to help them open up a phone used by one of the San 25, 2015, file photo, a customer tries out a new Apple iPhone 6S at an Apple store in Chicago. The FBI now says that it may have a way to crack

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation will keep the method that it used to hack into the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook a secret, reports The Wall Street Journal. Citing sources with knowledge of the FBI 's plans, the report suggests the FBI will tell the White House that

“For the first time ever, a wealth of previously untapped data sets from iOS devices can be leveraged to change the course of investigations,” Shahar Tal, a security research vice president at Cellebrite, wrote in an email to customers on Tuesday. “This update allows you to quickly perform a forensically sound temporary jailbreak and full file system extraction within one streamlined workflow.”

The tool uses an exploit called Checkm8 that allows access to chips running on iPhones released between 2011 and 2017. Cellebrite, owned by Japan’s Sun Corp. said its latest version of the tool works with the iPhone 5S, first sold in 2013, through the iPhone X, sold in 2017.

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The FBI asked Apple to create a version of iOS that would both disable passcode security features and allow Speculation in the midst of the Apple - FBI drama placed the price of the tool at upwards of Techniques that the firm uses to open "newer iPhones " were not included in the public posting, but

The FBI has about a dozen similar cases pending in which it wants access to smartphone information to assist with a case. So while this particular showdown may be over, "there are other cases pending where law The FBI insisted for weeks that only Apple could crack the contents of Farook's iPhone .

This could help investigators analyze at least one of the iPhones that belonged to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the perpetrator of a Dec. 6 terrorist attack at a Navy base in Florida. Alshamrani died and his iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 were locked, leaving the FBI looking for ways to hack into the devices.

Apple in New Clash With U.S. Over Access to Terrorist’s IPhones

The FBI has been pressing Apple to help it break into the terrorist’s iPhones, but the government can hack into the devices without the technology giant, experts in cybersecurity and digital forensics said on Tuesday.

The FBI Can Unlock Florida Terrorist’s IPhones Without Apple

Tools from Cellebrite and other digital forensics firms that incorporate the Checkm8 vulnerability may be especially helpful to the FBI.

“This Cellebrite tool would let the government get a whole lot of information out of the phone, more than we’ve previously been able to extract,” said Neil Broom, who works with law enforcement agencies to unlock devices.

The Cellebrite tool costs about $15,000, plus an annual maintenance fee of more than $4,000, according to Broom. Before it can be used, a customer would need another Cellebrite tool for actually unlocking the phone, which could cost between $100,000 and $150,000, Broom added.

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