If you want to hack your way into an old iPhone, you can get hold of a law enforcement-grade system to do just that for a bargain price on eBay.

I think that’s a crime

I can’t stress this enough.

The very existence of tools like these is a threat to every smartphone user. That's because no matter how many times people argue that these solutions will be used only by law enforcement, these things always proliferate.

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The fact that Cellebrite systems, which law enforcement was until recently spending heavily on acquiring, are now available on the open market for as little as $100 is a perfect illustration of this.

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