Company promises to recover data from blocked iPhones and iPads for «ordinary» users

Company promises to recover data from blocked iPhones and iPads for "ordinary" users

If you read the MacMagazine with some regularity for more than six months, certainly followed the soap opera GrayKey, the mysterious black box created by a very obscure company that promised (and fulfilled!) to unlock password-protected iOS devices for $ 15,000. The device went around the world, ended up in the hands of government agencies (and, possibly, criminal organizations) from several countries, and it gave something to talk about until Apple – theoretically – closed the hole that allowed its operation on iOS 12.

When we thought the issue was resolved, here comes the question DriveSavers. The company has a proposal similar to that of Grayshift (manufacturer of GrayKey), but with a more friendly varnish aimed at the final consumer: it promises to recover data not only from iGadgets, but also devices Android, Windows and BlackBerry blocked – according to itself, for people who have forgotten their passwords, have lost access to the devices after many wrong attempts or are in possession of the device of a recently deceased loved one.

DriveSavers Data Recovery

Leaving aside all suspicions that this service could be used for less than noble purposes for a moment, the promise is intriguing: DriveSavers claims to use “new proprietary technology” to access devices, even if they are protected with complex passwords six or more characters. It is not clear what type of technology this is or what types of data can be recovered by the company – they cite photos, videos, contacts, text messages, notes and recordings as some of the files they rescue.

The fact is that the company stands as the only company that offers this service to individuals, families and consumers – all others are dedicated only to law enforcement agencies and the like. In fact, DriveSavers (at least publicly) does not offer its service to organizations and only unblock devices that belong to the person or a loved one who has died; it is not clear how proof of ownership is made.

The company does not provide prices on its website, stating only that interested parties should obtain more information by phone.

I confess that I am curious: did they really find another formula to overcome the protections of iOS? We will be watching the developments of this new season of the soap opera.

via MacRumors