US Police Rush to Buy iPhone Hacking Tools

Recent reports have shown that a device called GrayKey can break into any encrypted iPhone regardless of the passcode complexity, and the parent company is selling this tool to governments for just $15,000.

And while Apple has remained tight-lipped on this alleged hacking box, US police departments aren’t losing any minute and rushed to purchase the cracking equipment, according to a report from Motherboard.

The FBI has long been a big supporter of iPhone backdoors and Director Christopher Wray emphasized the need for ways to break into smartphones on every occasion, calling for tech giants to support investigations against criminals and terrorists.

But while companies like Apple refused to develop backdoors for their devices, police departments have started looking into other hacking methods, and GrayKey landed just at the right time. The cited source says… (read more)

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