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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Israel’s Cellebrite has developed a new tool called UFED it can open any iPhone or Android smartphone. Mark Gumpel, chief marketing officer at Cellebrite, said: “Access to and analysis of information from mobile devices is the cornerstone of any modern legal investigation. For many, the process of exporting data is  time consuming and very expensive. ”

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“This new solution makes data acquisition and understanding of mobile devices easier and more cost-effective.”

According to Mirror, the device is called Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) and can access data for iPhone running on iOS 7 to iOS 12.3, including most iPhone devices.

UFED can also open a number of Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7 / S8 / S9 and Motorola, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi phones.

While it is still unclear how the tool works, Cellebrite claims that it can bypass locks and access third-party application data, chat conversations, e-mails, and even deleted content.

Cellebrite claims that law enforcement agencies can use the device, It remains unclear how much it will cost.

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Unsurprisingly, the reaction to the gadget announcement was not entirely positive.

Many people went to the Twitter to express their anger for this new tool.

A user wrote: “This is not something we should be proud of.”  “Thank you for facilitating the government spying on us, a way to keep freedom going, and I really hope that those who work seriously will think about what they are contributing to.”

Read also: American television network ‘AMC’ leaks data of 1.6 million subscribers

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
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