Last week we heard that the latest Apple iPhones including the iPhone X are apparently being unlocked by security company Cellebrite.
The company has popped up in the news in the past for unlocking iPhones are were previously linked to the San Bernardino iPhone case. Now the company’s CMO has spoken to Forbes about unlocking Apple’s devices and has said it is for the public good.
“There’s a public safety imperative here. These capabilities are germane again to homicide, crimes against children, drug gangs, major public safety threats in any community,” Nazarian told Forbes. “We feel an obligation to those serving the public safety mission to ensure those capabilities are preserved, to the extent that they can be.”
As yet there are no details on exactly how the latest iPhones are being unlocked by the company at the moment. They are probably using some vulnerability in Apple’s iOS that could be patched some time in the future.
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