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Cellebrite Claims it Can Unlock Any iPhone in the World, Including iOS 12.3

Israeli mobile device forensics firm and law enforcement contractor Cellebrite has publicly announced on Twitter that the newest version of its product called Universal Forensic Extraction Device or UFED is capable of unlocking any iPhone or iPad in the world, including iOS devices that are running the latest iOS 12.3 (via Wired). The company says it can...

Authorities Trying to Unlock the iPhone of Russian Ambassador’s Killer

According to a report by Habertürk (via TechCrunch), Turkish authorities have asked for Russia’s help to unlock the iPhone 4S of the Russian ambassador's killer, who was an off-duty police officer and was shot by Turkish special forces minutes after the crime. Apparently the device has a 4-digit passcode, which means it should be quite easy to unlock...

Apple Has Helped Authorities Unlock 70 iPhones Since 2008

Many of us believe that the recent Apple-FBI standoff was the first time the iPhone maker was ordered by the government to help in unlocking its highly secure smartphone but according to The Wall Street Journal, it was actually back in 2008 when Apple was ordered by a Federal judge for the first time ever to...

FBI Agrees to Help Arkansas Prosecutors by Unlocking iPhone

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone 6 and an iPod for the prosecutors that might hold evidence in an ongoing Arkansas murder trial. A local prosecutor told the publication that the FBI would help them unlock the two iOS devices, the same way they cracked the...

Father Requests Tim Cook to Unlock his Dead Son’s iPhone

Leonardo Fabbretti, an architect and a grieving father in Italy, has requested Apple in a direct letter to CEO Tim Cook, to unlock his dead son’s iPhone so that he can retrieve the photographs stored on it (via The Guardian). His son Dama (pictured below) was adopted from Ethiopia in 2007, and was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2013 after...

French Lawmakers Back Proposal to Force Apple to Unlock iPhones

While Apple is fighting a court order forcing the company to create a backdoor to iDevices for law enforcement agencies, French lawmakers are preparing tough measures against tech companies and their executives who deny access to encrypted data in ongoing terrorist investigations, reports Bloomberg. We have previously reported that French lawmakers are preparing such a...