Police across the US are buying an affordable iPhone cracker

most viewed right now
 124
Biggest opening week album sales in Hip Hop history (700k and up)
110 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 81
BET’s Mancave #dope
8 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 63
Video inside VENOM - Official Trailer & Poster
144 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
 44
Image(s) inside SMH: CyHi The Prynce On Twitter Defending Kanye ALT Right "WHAT SO BAD..
334 comments
@hiphop

section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter   Share this on Facebook
 

 2 weeks ago '17        #1
2258 pageviews
33 comments


Enigmatic1 213 heat pts213
space
avatar space
space
$2,001 | Props total: 8990 8990
Police across the US are buying an affordable iPhone cracker
 

 
More and more authorities in the US are getting access to an affordable device that can unlock iPhones, according to Motherboard. The publication's investigation has revealed that a number of local and regional police forces, including Maryland's and Indiana's, have either already bought or are thinking of buying a new piece of iPhone-cracking technology called GrayKey. It reportedly works even on phones running iOS 11, Apple's latest mobile platform, and even if authorities are using it on an iPhone X. Motherboard says the State Department already has one of its own, while the Secret Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration are planning to buy some.

Based on an earlier report by Malwarebytes, GrayKey is a small box that can unlock two iPhones at a time. (See the two connectors in the image of the device below?) It was developed by Atlanta company Grayshift, which is run by long-time US intelligence agency contractors and a former Apple security engineer, according to Forbes. To use GrayKey, all cops need to do is connect a phone to it for two minutes. They simply have to wait a bit after it's unplugged to see a black screen pop up with the passcode -- how long they'd have to wait depends on how complex the passcode/passphrase is.

image

But more than being easy to use, it's incredibly affordable for what it can do. If you'll recall, the feds paid Israeli company Cellebrite $900,000 to crack open the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone after Apple repeatedly refused to do it for them. Currently, Cellebrite unlocks phones for at least $5,000 each, but even that amount is comparably enormous to how much cops have to spend for every GrayKey unlock.

There are two GrayKey variants available: one will set government agencies back $15,000, while the other will cost them $30,000. They can use the more expensive of the two to unlock as many iPhones as they want. The cheaper version has a limit of 300 devices, but even that isn't so bad when you do the math -- that's only $50 per device.

FBI chief Christopher Wray called encryption a "major public safety issue" when he revealed that the bureau couldn't get to the evidence stored in 7,775 devices it failed to access the previous year. It's unclear whether they already ran the iPhones in that pile through a GrayKey, but (short of telling tech giants to add a backdoor to their devices) he urged companies to work with the government in creating a way to access phones owned by suspects.

So, why are authorities still calling for a backdoor when devices like GrayKey already exist? As Motherboard points out, phone-cracking devices exploit security holes, which Apple, Google and other phonemakers can patch up anytime. A backdoor would ensure they can access data whatever the device is and even if it's running the latest mobile OS.
hot topic and 6 others gave props
 

33 comments for "Police across the US are buying an affordable iPhone cracker"

 2 weeks ago '09        #2
mboydii 3 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$723 | Props total: 1729 1729
Cant trust these companies. Apple gave up the keys to a company that is now profiting from it.
new2hiphop and 9 others gave props
 
dontgetshiton and 2 others slapped this ish
 
 2 weeks ago '15        #3
liquidzero 
space
avatar space
space
$211 | Props total: 919 919
Can i use that bi*ch? I got two bricked ones
realgunta and 1 others gave props
 
datVAkid and 1 others slapped this ish
 
 2 weeks ago '18        #4
SurThing113 
space
avatar space
space
$498 | Props total: 844 844
“Maryland's and Indiana's, have either already bought or are thinking of buying a new piece of iPhone-cracking




“Thinking “
Aztlan and 1 others gave props
 
 2 weeks ago '04        #5
BobTheBuilder 
space
avatar space
space
$4,104 | Props total: 340 340
And yall thought them iphones was safe, you got facebook stealing data the police cracking iphones, n*ggas telling on themselves online and yall wonder why.... everything aint meant for the internet some sh*t you keep to yourself
Thatdude28 and 17 others gave props
 
 2 weeks ago '15        #6
Fantastic 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$2,740 | Props total: 4910 4910
Well hack you, but you cant hack us lol. What a democracy. How did civilization survive without cell phones 20 years ago.
Boxden25 and 4 others gave props
 
jbyudah slapped this ish
 
 2 weeks ago '06        #7
new2hiphop 2 heat pts
space
space
space
$7,453 | Props total: 23222 23222
This is a big deal .....
realgunta and 4 others gave props
 
 2 weeks ago '17        #8
JacobWatch 2 heat pts
space
space
space
$518 | Props total: 1958 1958
Doing serious dirt via iphone instead of a burner?
realgunta and 1 others gave props
 
drops117 slapped this ish
 
 2 weeks ago '15        #9
416recklezz 21 heat pts21
space
space
space
$4,136 | Props total: 3844 3844
real question is, is there a device that can break icloud locked phones -- i got a few of those lying around, bricks
realgunta and 4 others gave props
 
TheChief slapped this ish
 
 2 weeks ago '06        #10
realgunta 738 heat pts738
space
avatar space
space
$22,520 | Props total: 25148 25148
 416recklezz said:
real question is, is there a device that can break icloud locked phones -- i got a few of those lying around, bricks
^^same thing i was wondering
416recklezz gave props
 
 2 weeks ago '07        #11
mastermind_AD 13 heat pts13
space
avatar space
space
$1,721 | Props total: 551 551
I need one for Android
 1 week ago '18        #12
9shots92bricks 
space
space
space
$144 | Props total: 611 611

[video - click to view]

strungout and 2 others gave props
 
 1 week ago '11        #13
Sin 1434 heat pts1434
space
avatar space
space
$21,341 | Props total: 52056 52056
i wonder what it takes to get your phone searched by the police

Is it only murder cases or will they search it after parking ticket arrest

bkamagnum gave props
 
 1 week ago '05        #14
projectd06 1 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$4,708 | Props total: 6089 6089
Dont care, i dont do illegal sh*t that i can get caught up on
Wh1tesand and 4 others gave props
 
 1 week ago '04        #15
Hustler_101 1 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$4,764 | Props total: 429 429
I wish we had something like this at the hospital i work at. We're a trauma center and so many times people come in after a car accident and we can't access phones to get their contacts. I don't care about illegal sh*t, but something needs to be available.
Aztlan and 1 others gave props
 
 1 week ago '05        #16
Double M Set 5 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$7,042 | Props total: 3009 3009
 416recklezz said:
real question is, is there a device that can break icloud locked phones -- i got a few of those lying around, bricks
Looks Like Only The Front Passcode....That Actually Locks And Unlocks The Phone...ICloud Is A Different Ball Game
416recklezz and 2 others gave props
 
 1 week ago '14        #17
FukHowYouFeel 1 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$4,562 | Props total: 12949 12949
 liquidzero said:
Can i use that bi*ch? I got two bricked ones
 416recklezz said:
real question is, is there a device that can break icloud locked phones -- i got a few of those lying around, bricks
Man if y'all stole them sh*ts...



I just had that happen to me in NYC. I had finger lock on it and I logged into iCloud and lost-locked it/set it to erase.

Bro if y'all are doing that...Revaluate your lives.



And it's gotta be wiped anyways to get any use out of the sh*t unless people are out to steal my stored data somehow, because it pings the location as soon as it's turned on. Let that mahfu*ker turn that sh*t back on (iCloud automatically emails me). I will hop on a plane TONIGHT to catch that fade.


Last edited by FukHowYouFeel; 04-14-2018 at 03:12 PM..
Aztlan and 2 others gave props
 
 1 week ago '11        #18
QuietPack 
space
space
space
$1,339 | Props total: 581 581
 projectd06 said:
Dont care, i dont do illegal sh*t that i can get caught up on
sheep answer
EL CAPO and 4 others gave props
 
 1 week ago '13        #19
beazy252 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$587 | Props total: 675 675
This is scary af
 1 week ago '05        #20
projectd06 1 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$4,708 | Props total: 6089 6089
 QuietPack said:
sheep answer
Man shut the fu*k up, go take your "woke" a.ss to bed.
RevolverLuciana gave props
 
HipHopJunkie and 1 others slapped this ish
 
Home      
  
 

 






most viewed right now
 76
Image(s) inside This Man Needs A Medal! (His wife must of been near by)
57 comments
21 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 43
Image(s) inside Money Mayweather blessed my time line
64 comments
21 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 42
Video inside Cops Release Prince's Death Scene Video
59 comments
22 hours ago
@misc
most viewed right now
 29
Image(s) inside That Weird Yoga Vegan brawd that'll have you dressing like 3 Stacks.....
34 comments
21 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 26
NBA well damn. Jrue put Dame’s signature shoes on the clearance section
31 comments
21 hours ago
@sports
most viewed right now
 23
Akademiks ends relationship with 6ix9ine: This is the beginning of the end
109 comments
22 hours ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 21
Video inside Footage of 6ix9ine talking to the police after shooting happened at bar..
208 comments
19 hours ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 19
NBA Ty Lue with the slight ether for the state of Indiana
47 comments
19 hours ago
@sports
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy