Every Apple iPhone can be unlocked, phone-cracking firm Cellebrite claims

Posted Feb 27 2018 08:10AM CST

Updated Feb 28 2018 04:04PM CST

(FOX Business) -- Cellebrite, a major contractor with the U.S. government, claims it can unlock and potentially extract data from any Apple iPhone.

The Israel-based company is telling customers that its engineers have the ability to break into devices running iOS 11, Apple’s newest operating system available on the iPhone X and iPhone 8, Forbes reports.

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Apple added new safety features to its operating systems to make it harder to hack into phones. The iOS 11 software requires a passcode that unlocks phones using fingerprints. It also added facial recognition, which raised concerns over prospective hacks.

Cellebrite works with several government agencies, including the FBI and Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE), to unlock iOS devices.

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