I burned my catchphrase about the privacy game being a cat-mouse dispute in this earlier post today. She would be much prettier preceding this new bravado of Grayshift.
I say this because the company, maker of the infamous iPhones Graykey and that we all think we are nearing the end of our very existence with the introduction of USB Restricted Mode, seems to be not at all bothered by the news. THE Motherboard Published today a report stating that police officers (and presumably hackers and bad guys too) are confident that even with the new iOS 12 tool, there will still be methods of unlocking out-of-the-box iPhones.
A forensic expert who planned to meet with Grayshift gave this statement for the report:
Grayshift has worked hard to ensure that its technology remains effective in the future and has stated that they have already been able to bypass this security feature in beta (from iOS 12). In addition, Grayshift has put into GrayKey future capabilities that will begin to be exploited in a while; they seem pretty confident about the power to stay in the game.
As the subject puts it, it's hard to know how much of this factual statement and how much simply marketing is the way Grayshift is obscure and considering how little we actually know about it, it is quite possible that in fact its engineers are running in circles and screaming at this very point. is currently looking for a solution to the problem before iOS 12 is released to the general public.
Still, ask yourself: if true, how possible? USB Restricted Mode exists to precisely block any type of cable connection if the device in question has been blocked for more than one hour; To bypass the resource, it would be necessary to "force", almost physically, this data transfer. If Grayshift isn't bluffing, it might be interesting to see how they did it when the first iPhone running iOS 12 is unlocked that way.
And follow the game
via The Next Web