Breaking iPhone security is not easy. This is one of the features by which older versions of Android could be considered worse than iOS. Apple made sure that the potential thief could not get into our device or even clean it. However, state services do not act like ordinary thieves and have a special iPhone hacking tool. However, as we well know, on the Internet there is everything and special equipment from Cellebrite we can even buy for 100 dollars.
The Cellebrite company from Israel provides tools for several countries to use for hacking iPhones, including to extract information from them. The manufacturer priced the tool at $ 6,000. It turns out, however, that you can get them much cheaper. On websites like eBay you can get exactly the same device for the price of several hundred dollars. However, according to Forbes, they were sold for even $ 100 at the cheapest auctions. In the case of the most expensive, the price was up to 1000.
Of course, Cellebrite can not ignore this matter. A company from Israel has officially warned that any device in the hands of private owners should be destroyed. Otherwise, information about investigations in which equipment was used, unlocked devices and other secret data may come to light.
Cybersecurity researcher Matthew Hicker bought several hacking boxes to analyze what data could remain in them. He was surprised to find out that he could get into IMEI codes, some personal data of phone owners, and passwords for Wi-Fi networks without much trouble. The researcher also noted that devices can be used to access other phone models – including Samsung, LG, ZTE and Motorola devices.
As you can see, entering into the possession of professional smartphones for hacking smartphones can be simple, fast and even cheap.