Wednesday, May 25, 2011



iPhone TIPS: Tool Cracks iOS 4 Hardware Encryption for intelligence agencies

Posted: 24 May 2011 12:21 PM PDT

- by iPhone-tips-tricks - Q: What is up? A: Researchers of the company ElcomSoft were able to decrypt iPhone's encrypted file system images made under iOS 4. The company claims to be in fact the world's first company to do this. Q: What are the affected devices? A: All Apple devices starting with iPhone 3GS and running iOS 4 are affected, including iPhone, iPod and iPad devices.
Q: What does this mean? A: By breaking the protection system of Apple iPhone 3GS and later devices running iOS 4, it opens the possibility of an extremely comprehensive forensic analysis of affected iOS devices. Q: How does it work? A: For the real geeks and nerds among us, please read POST Q: Is the software made available? A: Well the company has a toolkit for restricted use for selected governments, law enforcements and forensic organizations and intelligence agencies there is a special page HERE
source: elcomsoft press release HERE

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