This device can unlock most iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones

26 Jun No Comments
Most devices running iOS 12.3 and high-end Android devices such as Galaxy S9 can be unlocked easily with a device called UFED. Israeli company Cellebrite has announced the successful development of a device called UFED that can unlock most of the latest iOS and Android devices. Specifically, the UFED Premium version has the ability to unlock and gain access to the iPhone, iPad to install the operating system from iOS 7 to iOS 12.3, or high-end Android device of Samsung (Galaxy S9 down), Motorola, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi. The purpose of the tool is to serve law enforcement agencies worldwide. Users can easily operate the device themselves and get independent results without the help of Cellebrite. The company says it can also access third-party application data, online chats, emails, even deleted content and more. Last year, Apple added USB Restricted Mode on iOS 12 updates to fix the vulnerability exploited by tools like EFED or GreyKey to access iPhone data via Lightning connectivity. In 2016, the FBI teamed up with Cellebrite to unlock the phone of the villian in the San Bernardino shootings after Apple refused to create a special operating system version. The Israeli company only said EFED can hack the latest version of iOS 12.3, but does not specify whether it includes iOS 12.3.2 or not. Similarly, the latest series of Samsung products including Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e are also outside Cellebrite’s list. Cellebrite’s UFED line is a smartphone hack tool used by the FBI, US Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies of many countries. New products usually cost between 5,000-15,000 USD depending on type. But older models can be found on eBay for about 100 USD to 1,000 USD. In 2016, Reuters quoted the director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey, who said he paid $ 1.3 million to unlock the iPhone 5C of Rizwan Farook. The 28-year-old man and his wife were shooting in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people. The police seized Farook’s phone and wanted to decipher it to find more co-conspirators. A federal judge asked Apple to support authorities, but Tim Cook firmly refused.