Newly released documents provide new insight into the capabilities of the iPhone unlocking tech.
The moves comes after the founder of Signal discussed the security issues in their own blog post.
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.”
Apple’s new security feature, USB Restricted Mode, is in the iOS 12 Beta, and it could kill the popular iPhone unlocking tools for cops made by Cellebrite and GrayShift.
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.
Lawmakers Call FBI's 'Going Dark' Narrative 'Highly Questionable' After Motherboard Shows Cops Can Easily Hack iPhones
US lawmakers have asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to answer questions around phone unlocking technology, after Motherboard found agencies have bought tools to crack iPhones.