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U.S. State Department Buys GrayKey Box for Unlocking iPhones [Report]

U.S. State Department Buys GrayKey Box for Unlocking iPhones [Report]

Posted March 26, 2018 at 4:29am by iClarified · 18930 views
The U.S. State Department has purchased a GrayKey box which can allegedly unlock most iPhone and iPad devices, reports Motherboard.

On March 6, the State Department ordered an item from Grayshift for just over $15,000, according to a purchase order listing available on the US government’s public federal procurement data system. The listing is sparse on details, putting the order under the generic label of “computer and computer peripheral equipment.” But Motherboard confirmed that the Grayshift in the State Department listing is the same as the one selling iPhone cracking tech: the phone number of the vendor in both the purchase order and documents Motherboard previously obtained detailing a GrayKey purchase by Indiana State Police is the same.

U.S. State Department Buys GrayKey Box for Unlocking iPhones [Report]

The GrayKey device can be used by law enforcement agencies to determine the passcode of an iPhone in about two hours; however longer six-digit passcodes can take up to three days.

For $15,000 the GrayKey device permits 300 uses in an online mode requiring constant connectivity. For $30,000, the device works offline with unlimited uses.

According to procurement records, the 'funding office' for the Grayshift purchase was the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. You can learn more about the device and how it works here.

Apple has yet to comment on GrayKey. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.

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odedo1 - March 27, 2018 at 5:10pm
I know how it works and no software can patch it.
Gilbert - March 28, 2018 at 12:35am
Sure you do, MUKAI. Did you forget to take your meds again?
iSheep - March 27, 2018 at 3:10pm
D4xM4Nx, speak for yourself because I see you switching sides or flip flopping on your opinions. Just saying!
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4 leaf clover - March 26, 2018 at 12:49pm
Ios 12 will fix it most definitely . However there is probably an inherent defect in the chips Some how.
D4xM4Nx - March 26, 2018 at 11:56am
Ironies about life! The ones always yelling about terrorism and illegal stuff, are the ones not timid to try their hand at it...
Irfy - March 26, 2018 at 6:01am
I’m sure Apple will patch that up pretty soon
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