The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and iPhone hackers will never end

iPhone Unlock GrayKey

For a few weeks now, we’ve seen a bunch of reports detailing an expensive iPhone hacking machine that can crack any iPhone, including the latest models. A flaw in iOS allows this machine to guess the password of any iPhone, and thus crack the phone’s encryption. The GrayKey machines sell for $15,000 or $30,000, and they get the job done. Apparently, various law enforcement agencies have ordered these devices, including police in various US states and the State Department. The FBI, DEA, and Secret Service are also looking to acquire iPhone-cracking devices.

Apple hasn’t yet fixed the flaw that allows the machine to brute force its way into a device by getting the right password. But the company is already working on additional defenses, and one was tested during the iOS 11.3 beta phase.

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