It is this latter feature that iOS seems to have disabled. Once the device is unlocked, GrayKey can only extract unencrypted files and metadata Forbes, Since every iPhone without an authentication code automatically encrypts the contents of the device, the font can not access much.
Nobody knows what has changed in iOS 12 to make the unlock tool useless. "This could range from improving kernel protection to stricter configuration profile installation restrictions," said Vladimir Katalov, CEO of Elcomsoft Cybersecurity. Forbes,
Grayshift, the manufacturer of Greykey, could find a workaround. It has many reasons: it has sold this hacking tool to local and national law enforcement agencies.
All of this is part of a fundamental perspective difference between Apple and the law enforcement. The iPhone maker sees privacy as a basic human right and does everything possible to secure its devices.
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