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Company says it can extract data from locked iPhones

A Russia-based cybersecurity company said it found a new way into locked iPhones.

Elcomsoft, which creates digital forensic software for governments and law enforcement agencies, said on Friday that its iOS Forensic Toolkit can now extract some data from locked iPhones and iPads in Before First Unlock (BFU) mode.

The tool takes advantage of a vulnerability, known as the Checkm8 exploit, in certain iPhone and iPad models. The Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit sells for $1,495.

The BFU mode detail is important to note. BFU is the state an iPhone is in before a user unlocks the device for the first time after booting up or restarting the phone. It is the device’s most secure state.[read more]

Source: Matt Binder | Mashable

 

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