IOS: Hacker has released cracking tools


The software is expected to come from the pirated Cellebrite company that has been hacked, even during the past month. This provides tools to crack the smartphones the police services around the world. The publication is intended to illustrate the backdoor debate that eventually everything will be accessible to the public.


A hacker released tools that will come in the last month of the company hacking Cellebrite cracking. In this attack, 900 GB of data had been stolen by the Israeli forensic criminals Cellebrite.

Decryption tool Cellebrite Universal Extraction Forensic Device (UFED) is world police deployed to break smartphones, even protected and extract data. Information from the hack suggested here that cracking technology has been sold to authoritative states such as Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Cellebrite is proud to provide customers in more than 100 countries.

Responsible for hacking and pirate publication wants to openly demonstrate that cracking tools are available to the public sooner or later even though they were originally created only for official use. "The debate on backdoors does not silence" Mother learned from him in an online chat. "On the contrary, it is almost certain that they will be carried out intensively, like LURCH towards an authoritarian society." It is important to show that tools become external, if they are developed.

It is not yet known to what extent the newly released software was actually used in Cellebrite UFED. Cellebrite itself denies that - but many directory names in the cache of published software start with "ufed" followed by different names of smartphones than BlackBerry or Samsung. In a readme file of hackers also points out that the iOS code related to that strongly resembles that uses the jailbreaking scene to unlock Apple devices.

, Is agreed by forensic motherboard expert Jonathan Zdziarski, who has discovered nearly identical tools, including patched versions of Apple firmware, which can be overcome iPhones older security mechanisms. The configuration files referenced about a software jailbreaking the famous iPhone Pirate Geohot. Other code elements resembled a Jailbreaker project called QuickPwn, but were modified for forensic purposes. Changes have been, for example, retrieving PIN numbers, which is not typical for a jailbreak brute force software.

Even during the Obama era there had been tensions between technology companies and the US government that emerged especially after the FBI application for Apple's help with the iPhone unlocked. This has given rise to a debate on a back door for Apple's smartphones for judicially developed US investigators. Apple CEO Tim Cook argued that it is not just about individual cases: "No one should have a key for a billion locks, something like this should not exist. These messages should not be in one place. "
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