Israel’s forensic firm and well-known law enforcement agent, Cellebrite published a public statement that iOS and high-end Android devices can be hacked to law enforcement agencies.
Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization is an Israeli company that manufactures mobile and cellular phone data extraction, transmission and analysis devices.
Last year, Cellebrite claimed it was an engineer who was capable of unlocking any iPhone, including the most anticipated iPhone X in 2018.
Cellebrite claims that by June 2012 UFED can extract data from almost 8,200 devices. Including smartphones, PDA devices, mobile phones, GPS and tablet computers. The UFED can extract, decode, scan and analyze telephone book contacts, multimedia content of all types, messages SMS and MMS, call logs, E-serial numbers (ESN),
A new premium product of Cellebrite that is released on the market can open and extract data from iOS and Android. Universal Forensic Extraction Device or UFED.
Shockingly, they claim to unlock the iPhone, including those running iOS 12.3, released just a month ago and it’s completely unknown the exploit they’re using to break the phone.
In twitter, Cellebrite made a public statement saying, “Cellebrite is proud to introduce #UFED Premium! An exclusive law enforcement solution for unlocking and extracting data from all AndroidiOS and high-end devices,
Cellebrite is proud to introduce #UFED Premium! An exclusive solution for law enforcement to unlock and extract data from all iOS and high-end Android devices. To learn more, click here: https://t.co/WHsaDxzoXz pic.twitter.com/BSixEkyAuL
— Cellebrite (@Cellebrite_UFED) 14 June 2019
The decryption of the premium tool on the Cellebrite website says, “Bypass or determine locks and perform full file system extraction on any iOS device, or physical extraction or full file system (File-Based Encryption) extraction on many high-end Android devices to get much more data than is possible through logical extraction and other conventional means.”
The new premium tool allows law enforcement agencies to have access to third-party app data, chat conversation, emails and email attachments downloaded, deleted content and more.
Grayshift, another well-known forensic company, developed tools that could unlock at least some versions ofiOS 12 and recently began developing a tool to unlock Android, but Cellabrite’s new tool can unlock encrypted phones running Apple or Google’s operating systems.
In this regard, neither Google nor Apple released any statement, but we can expect Apple to release iOS 13.0 soon this year.