The debate whether law enforcement agencies should be given exclusive access to iOS-powered Apple devices started when the FBI was unable to unlock San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.
Eventually, FBI found other ways to get inside Apple’s secured digital fortress, through an Israel-based company called Cellebrite.
In the latest news, we have come across about a new iPhone unlocking device called GrayKey that can be used by law enforcement guys to harvest passcode of an iPhone and other iOS-powered devices such as iPads and iPods.
GrayKey is developed by a low profile company called Grayshift based in Atlanta, Georgia. The device wasn’t known to many until late 2017. Earlier this month, a Forbes report described the first details of the supposed iPhone unlocking hardware. As per the report, the company is run by an ex-Apple security engineer and longtime US intelligence contractors.