The laboratory will engage in “hacking” the iPhone intruders
The news about “hacking” the iPhone law enforcement agencies do not descend from the agenda. As it became known, in new York city has a special lab that is designed for “hacking” of Apple smartphones. The institution is equipped with advanced equipment, including heavy-duty computer to guess passwords.
In organization “hack” gadgets, taking part in police investigations. The initiator of creation of the laboratory was the district attorney of Manhattan, CY Vance Jr., who directs the work. It employs leading experts in technology and security, including many ex-servicemen. According to available information, the project spent more than $ 10 million.
The laboratory is equipped with advanced technologies. For example, it has a radio frequency isolation chamber, which holds smartphones that take part in the investigations to them could wipe the data remotely. In the institution are now thousands of devices that expect “hacking”. For this is a heavy duty computer, generating 26 million random passwords in a second. To narrow the range of options, specialists manually enter combinations like birthdays and important dates suspects.
Among the interesting equipment is specified, the robot is able to remove from the Board the memory chips without the use of heat sources to avoid damage to components. The experts also adopted specific tools to repair damaged devices to restore them to “life”.
According to the Prosecutor, 82% of smartphones that were in the lab, blocked, and his team can “break” about half of them. He noted that the frequent software updates from Apple make it harder, so it is extremely important the timeliness.
Furthermore, CY Vance thinks it is wrong that Apple and Google could hinder law enforcement officers to access data of criminals.