Friday, June 21, 2019

Israeli tech company says it can unlock all iPhones ever made & some Androids

Times of Israel
"Cellebrite, believed to be the company hired by the FBI to hack into San Bernardino killer’s phone in 2016, has faced criticism for hiding phones’ vulnerabilities from Apple

An Israeli company that specializes in helping law enforcement agencies unlock cellphones announced it has found a way to break into any iPhone ever made, as well as many Android phones.

The Petah Tikva-based Cellebrite was reportedly the company the FBI used in 2016 to hack into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter after Apple refused the US government’s request to build a backdoor into its famously secure operating system.

The announcement from Cellebrite came in the form of an update this week to its website promoting the iPhone-hacking technology, dubbed “UFED Premium,” as “the only on-premise solution for law enforcement agencies to unlock and extract crucial mobile phone evidence from all iOS and high-end Android devices.”

The product enables a full file system extraction, allowing, in effect, a copy of the phone’s data to be transferred to a client’s computer. It lets law enforcement agencies obtain “access to 3rd party app data, chat conversations, downloaded emails and email attachments, deleted content and more,” the company boasts. “Increase your chances of finding the incriminating evidence and bringing your case to a resolution,” it says in its sales pitch.

It also highlights its ability to recover “unallocated data,” or the sometimes still-recoverable remnants of deleted files."

Pretty sure there was an Israeli tech company interconnected with an activist in Montreal, Canada and the disappearance of Kashoggi ? I'll update on that thought later.

UPDATE June22/19

With a big thank you to Yaya! (linked  in the right sidebar)

Everything's About the Saudis These Days:

from her comment
Hi Penny: Re Israel/Omar Abdulaziz/Kashoggi spyware connection

From my post of 10/14/2018 - Everything's About the Saudis These Days:
https://www.yayacanada.ca/home/everythings-about-the-saudis-these-days


Link to:
U of O Citizen Lab Report Under "1.Summary"
Israel and NSO Group (Israeli Tech/Spy company)
https://citizenlab.ca/2018/10/the-kingdom-came-to-canada-how-saudi-linked-digital-espionage-reached-canadian-soil/

That section contains this link to the NSO Group:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/08/25/everything-we-know-about-nso-group-the-professional-spies-who-hacked-iphones-with-a-single-text/#4d2c38263997

2 comments:

  1. Hi Penny: Re Israel/Omar Abdulaziz/Kashoggi spyware connection

    From my post of 10/14/2018 - Everything's About the Saudis These Days:
    https://www.yayacanada.ca/home/everythings-about-the-saudis-these-days


    Link to:
    U of O Citizen Lab Report Under "1.Summary"
    Israel and NSO Group (Israeli Tech/Spy company)
    https://citizenlab.ca/2018/10/the-kingdom-came-to-canada-how-saudi-linked-digital-espionage-reached-canadian-soil/

    That section contains this link to the NSO Group:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/08/25/everything-we-know-about-nso-group-the-professional-spies-who-hacked-iphones-with-a-single-text/#4d2c38263997

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    1. thanks Yaya
      I'll add in the additional info :)

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