Cellebrite is an Israeli company with white-hat hackers producing security devices that unlock phones, with the infamous UFED product that many police are using. Thanks to their products and services, the exhibits of a case can be unlocked and the police get important data in the process. However, UFED has only been able to unlock iOS or Android devices running the old operating system, but if it is upgraded to the latest version, it must wait for Cellebrite to research to produce the next generation.
Previously, Cellebrite had become the target of condemnation when US police used their technology to unlock a mass gunner's iPhone in San Bernardino, California in 2015. Most recently, Cellebrite posted on Twitter. reported that their UFED Premium service was able to break security keys and extract data from all iPhones and Androids.
On Cellebrite's website, the company said its technology could "bypass or detect the security code to unlock the device to extract all the data on any iOS device." of 3rd party apps, chat history, emails, attachments, deleted data and more.
Cellebrite works only with law enforcement agencies, and it's unclear what their service rates are. But on eBay, you can still Buy an old Cellebrite UFED machine for only a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Over the years, Apple has been trying its best to stop Cellebrite's research with iOS upgrades and new iPhone and iPad hardware. They try to protect the privacy of Apple product users, even if that means not cooperating with US police. Cellebrite's UFED device itself is also a huge gray area when they can be hacked, or criminals used to hack other people's devices for bad purposes.