American DriveSavers started selling Apple iPhone hacking services. Expensive, but completely legal. I think it is. What is this Apple reputation and what can it be?
California's DriveSavers, which specializes in digital data recovery, could open any locked gadgets on the iOS operating system. Of course, only if the company affirms that it is a legal owner or its successor.
Yes, these "white hackers" have their own skills in serving good ideas.
Apple uses the highest standards of encryption, which in 2016 triggered a conflict with the FBI by a terrorist cell phone. This is one of the major connectors, which is the highest level of data protection in the iPhone and iCloud cloud service. Thanks to this, many of today's world's powerful iPhone and iPad believe in important secrets.
And one can break that defenses right away. Even for a good purpose. How does Tim affect Cook's reputation?
What do hackers promise?
"The first priority was given to those who have forgotten the password and had to access the data after several incorrect attempts to enter the password, as well as the families of the lost family members," the press release reads. DriveSavers.
Other experts recommend this service to law enforcement agencies only. The DriveSavers service, on the other hand, is not available to law enforcement agencies and does not work under police or FBI orders. But this is available to ordinary users. Of course not poor.
In a statement he made to The Verge, the company spokesman wrote that breaking the iPhone or iPad costs $ 3,900. In the case of a case of death, evidence of death, will, judicial documents, etc. may require.
In other words, the company claims that Apple may limit the use of data that it uses, but it has technology that it does not want to use for its purpose.
DriveSavers does not disclose its technology, but says that their "breaking of the law" is 100% successful.
A spokesman for the MacRumors edition of DriveSavers, along with others, "crash" is safe for the device itself, which means the user who pays the company to unlock the iPhone will unlock a locked device. In addition, accounting data can be copied to external media.
Protection of noise and personal data around Apple has not lasted more than two years.
In March 2016, Apple filed a complaint with the US government, excluding access to personal data from security services users. FBI, and then other official bodies did not have access to the personal data of Said Farouk from Apple, called the "Bernardine Shooter" at the iPhone 5C.
The FBI claimed that the death of a terrorist iPhone contained photos and letters that helped keep the other members of the radical terrorist cell.
The terrorist smartphone is blocked using a security code (a standard security measure on the iPhone before fingerprints scanners appear on the iPhone and before recognizing a personality). In fact, the FBI did not require access to terrorist data, but demanded that Apple exclude the number of attempts to enter it. After 10 unsuccessful attempts, the smartphone will not be blocked.
Nevertheless, Tim Cook refused to meet FBI, saying the company could not provide FBI with a powerful weapon to break the iPhone.
He did not change his position, even after the FBI accepted the Supreme Court, without specifying publicly condemned US President Donald Trump.
Independent experts have welcomed the decision of the IT-gig, and even predicted the fall of the United States from the position of world technological and military leaders. They have turned the war-state into a deterrent to protecting democracy.
Apple assured law enforcement agencies that they are always ready, and, by court decision, sends all available data. However, this is not always enough. Indeed, in many cases, the company does not have access to data itself because of encryption encryption.
Finally, FBI was able to obtain data from a terrorist smartphone thanks to cooperation with Israel's computer security company. The FBI has paid $ 1 million for a terrorist cell phone.
As it turned out several months ago, some US security services and police have bought iPhone-specific devices – GreyKey.
In the study of mother's information it has shown that the development of this device is a former engineer of Apple.
GreyKey is a box with 10×10 cm boxes with two Lightning cables, and its cost depends on working time: $ 15,000 needs Internet access and up to 300 iPhones, while $ 30,000 is an unexpected pattern khaki
If you have the GreyKey iPhone unlock password longer than 6 characters, you can open up to two hours for up to several days.
According to police, the history, contacts, messages, and the media should be accessed because many crimes are currently being created with electronic devices.
Apple quickly responded to news about GreyKey and added a limited USB connection protection mode to iOS 11.4.1.
The function must prevent unauthorized access to the iPhone via the Lightning port. The external connector stops for any connection and data transmission for an hour after the phone is switched on.
You can find USB restriction mode in the latest iOS versions of Settings> Face ID (Touch ID) and Passwords> USB access tools.
It's worth noting that if your law enforcement agencies (or pests, luck) come to your device in the first hours after you stop on your device, you can make sure that the iPhone (or iPad) does not break. for pleasure.
Why is that important?
The network was skeptical of the DriveSavers statement because Apple has acted as a company with a high level of user protection.
However, if white hackers have technical capabilities to unlock iPhone and access user data?
Apple CEO Tim Cook says that privacy is a fundamental human right and that the company does not allow anyone to put the privacy of its consumers.
In some ways, the DriveSavers service is much more expensive than the cost of Apple gadgets because the company is asking for the most expensive brands in the world.
Does the appearance of such services affect Apple's global reputation as a smartphone maker that can count on its counterpart? Maybe, some experts say.
This may be the reason for a new round of debate about the security of alternative solutions, for example, Knox from Samsung, has not broken down yet.
What will happen if some of the terrorist smartphone's DriveSavers are asked for help from the FBI? Or any state government requests an "open" iPhone, for example, a human rights defender or opposition leader.
The fact that such a decision can be made indicates that (or some equivalent) hacking policy can be used by other companies that may not be appropriate as DriveSavers.
Apple has not yet commented on the news. Undoubtedly, the security holes found by DriveSavers can not be closed when iOS is updated next time.
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