Private companies such as Target fund police foundations, which then purchase technology for police departments.
New pictures of the outside—and inside—of the GrayKey iPhone unlocking device have been published by the FCC.
The cost of an annual license for the online version of GrayKey increased to $18,000, according to emails obtained by Motherboard.
Feds are once again demanding encryption backdoors, but its own data shows it can extract data from phones without them.
The released documents include an Apple iPhone “Extraction Report” generated by a Cellebrite product.
Motherboard recently filed public records requests for law enforcement messages in mobile forensic email groups. But cops are trying to avoid giving up their communications, according to other leaked emails.
As the cat and mouse game between iPhone hackers and Apple continues, with Apple introducing more robust security features, some law enforcement officials exploring a legal workaround.
“Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.”
Using documents, online records, and other media reports, Motherboard will keep this map up-to-date to show how GrayKey is spreading across the country.
Last week an unknown party started to publish code snippets from iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey. To stop, the extortionists are demanding 2 bitcoin, but they may not have more code to offer.
The confusion over a security feature in the iOS 11.3 beta shows Apple might be trying to hinder GrayKey, the popular iPhone-unlocking device for cops.