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The machine that can crack almost any phone


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 04:07 PM

 

If you thought wiping your mobile phone once to delete its contents, or having a passcode to protect it from prying eyes was enough, think again.

Meet the ultimate mobile phone data extractor, a $40,000 Israeli-made machine manufactured by Cellebrite and used by private investigator Navid Sobbi's business National Surveillance and Intelligence and numerous law-enforcement agencies around the word.

The machine can crack passwords and extract varying degrees of data from almost every smartphone on the market bar a number of Blackberry models and the iPhone 5 and above. Photos, texts, locations and more can be extracted from the phone's memory even if previously wiped.

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/the-machine-that-can-crack-almost-any-phone-20141219-129xib.html



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:12 AM

"So if, for example, the phone has been factory-reset a number of times or damaged, then our success rate is a lot less."

Good, good. The ol' "smash it with a hammer" method is still as fool-proof as ever. 



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:15 PM

Well, actually no.
 

Oh, and that smashed smartphone? The engineers rebuilt the phone in the cleanroom using basically the same process outlined above. They salvaged all data from the onboard memory, including photos that implicated the phone's owner in a brazen robbery. The data was later entered as evidence in a court of law and used to to prosecute the phone-bashing robber


From: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2040662/smash-smartphone-throw-it-in-the-ocean-hope-drivesavers-doesn-t-get-it-.html

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:23 AM

Is there a way to protect phones like iPhone 5 from being remote accessed?




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