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Apple is going to ruin cops' favorite tool for breaking into iPhones

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: TheBoyGeniusReport

Apple is going to ruin cops' favorite tool for breaking into iPhones

In recent months, a law enforcement tool called GrayKey has become publicly known as the gold standard for law enforcement agencies trying to break into encrypted iPhones. Provided that the cops have physical access to a device, the $15,000 tool enables authorities to get their way inside, given a week or so of passcode guessing attempts. The tool works on iPhones running the most recent public version of Apple's software, and has temporarily stopped law enforcement from complaining about strong encryption on mobile devices.
But according to Reuters , Apple has confirmed that it's going to push through a rumored change to iOS that will make GrayKey virtually worthless. The change, which is live in the iOS 12 public beta and will reportedly be included in a "forthcoming general release," limits access to the Lightning port when a device is locked. Although cops will still have a narrow window to break into devices, the changes will limit the scope of its usefulness, and is likely to reignite the "going dark"...

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