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https://www.macrumors.com/2018/03/15/graykey-iphone-unlockin...
Last week, news of a previously-unknown iPhone unlocking device called GrayKey surfaced, and today, MalwareBytes shared photos and additional information about the product, which is designed for law enforcement officials

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Two iPhones can be connected to the GrayKey at once, and need to be connected for about two minutes to install proprietary software that's designed to guess the passcode for an iPhone. Once the software is installed, it will work to crack the passcode, a process that can take as little as a few hours for a short passcode or several days for a longer six-digit passcode.


I don't understand how this black box can install software on a locked iPhone. Is that normal for jailbreaking an iPhone?

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PF (X-posting on iOS board)
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This was originally disclosed by Forbes here ... https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/05/apple... ... back on the 5th March.

As detailed by that and other articles it is especially worrying as the hack appears to target the secure enclave, even on the most recent models. And Cellebrite claims it can offer the same capability. Apple will be all over this (I'm sure) as once the capability becomes common knowledge (more or less now) less ethical parties will start to determine how this is conducted putting all iPhone/iOS users at risk (rather than just those that have law enforcement interest.)
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I still would like to know how software is being forced onto a locked device.

PF
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I still would like to know how software is being forced onto a locked device.



I read it as the software goes onto the 'breaker' phone which then uses the software to attempt to break into the locked phone.

Teri
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