Israeli security company Cellebrite made a shocking statement. It is with its current technology, Cellebrite can unlock all iPhone and iPad devices, even if the latest iOS 12.3 version is installed. Cellebrite's unlocking device is called UFED Premium, supposedly the only device currently available.
On his website, Cellebrite says UFED can identify passwords and implement Apple's device and application unlock, allowing users to extract all of the data inside. The Israeli company claims this is the only measure today, so law enforcement agencies can get evidence in the iOS or Android device of the suspect.
UFED can be compatible with devices installed from iOS 7 to iOS 12.3. It will help law enforcement agencies to extract call history, email, attachments and downloaded data, browsing history and deleted content.
Cellebrite is also the security company that the FBI relied on to crack the killer iPhone 5c in San Bernardino in 2016. Meanwhile, Apple has been working hard to stop companies like Cellebrite and Grayshift.
Cellebrite's UFED Premium unlocking device.
Last October, Grayshift's GrayKey unlocking device was no longer able to unlock iOS 12-installed iPhones, due to Apple's changes. So it can be said that Cellebrite's UFED is the only device that can now unlock all iOS devices, including the latest iOS 12.3.
Of course Apple will not be happy to hear this news. But maybe Apple will continue to make updates and changes in iOS 13, to continue to block unlocking from companies like Cellebrite. iOS 13 promises to be officially launched with the iPhone 2019, in September here.
Reference: appleinsider, 9to5mac