Recently, The FBI successfully cracked an iPhone 11 Pro Max without the help of Apple, via a tool called GrayKey. This is a federal government’s multi-million dollar tool, designed to crack iPhones and collect data there for investigation. GrayKey has the ability to crack iPhone from a few hours to a few days, depending on the complexity of the password.
But even with the tool, the FBI continued to pressure Apple to ask them to place backdoors in iPhones. Why is that?
Not long ago, Apple was accused of not cooperating with the investigation force to unlock two iPhones owned by a pilot – who caused the shootings at the Naval Base in Pensacola City and killed. 3 people in December.
According to the investigation, it seems that these two iPhones belong to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 series, but GrayKey is unknown for some reason but cannot unlock them. Some people think that “this password is too complex to brute-force”, or simply “GrayKey is not compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 7”. However, Apple said it still cooperates with the FBI as much as possible.
In a recent interview with Forbes, researcher Nicholas Weaver at the Berkeley International Computer Science Institute said that Apple himself designed the iPhone so secure that even the manufacturer could not crack it. Therefore, FBI allegations that Apple “does not cooperate in the investigation” is not very true.
Now, there are many different ways to lock and unlock the iPhone: passwords, fingerprints, faces, … Therefore, perhaps the investigating force encountered many difficulties in creating a method. ‘Decode’ common solution for all iPhone models with GrayKey – and this is why they need the help of Apple.
Earlier last week, US President Donald Trump asked Apple to assist in the investigation by unlocking the suspects’ iPhones during the shootings. Specifically, on his official Twitter, President Trump said the US government will support Apple in trade issues, in return, the corporation should support unlocking the phones of “the killers.” people, drug dealers, as well as other criminals. ”
According to CultofMac