iPhone hacking tool for sale on eBay

iPhones are renown for their security -- to the point that even law enforcement agencies have trouble accessing their contents. An Israeli firm, Cellebrite, became well-known when it transpired that hacking tools it made were used by the US government to crack locked iPhones and now its hacking tools are available to buy on eBay.

Cellebrite phone-cracking devices, beloved by law enforcement, are available at bargain-basement prices so you can get a gander at all the devices that the police have presumably been able to squeeze for data.

The Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) is a smartphone hacking tool commonly used by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies in the US and elsewhere. It’s the most powerful tool yet created by the Israeli company, able to extract a huge amount of data – even data which has been deleted from phones.

Security researcher Matthew Hickey who is the co-founder of the training academy, Hacker House recently told Forbes that he’d picked up a dozen Cellebrite UFED devices for dirt cheap and probed them for data, which he found in spades.

For as little as $100-$1000, you can get your hands on a second-hand piece of Cellebrite equipment (a fraction of its usual selling price). For just a few Benjamins, you could get a Cellebrite UFED (Universal Forensic Extraction Device) and use it for whatever you might fancy.

A brand new one normally costs $5,000 to $15,000 depending on the model.

What surprised Hickey was that nobody bothered to wipe these things before dumping them onto eBay, he told Forbes:

“You’d think a forensics device used by law enforcement would be wiped before resale. The sheer volume of these units appearing online is indicative that some may not be renewing Cellebrite and disposing of the units elsewhere.”

Apple Inc. Announces Free Screen Replacement For Affected iPhone X Units



Apple Inc. at last, affirms display issues with iPhone X units. The declaration went ahead on Friday after the iPhone X was discontinued in September following the dispatch of the iPhone XS and XR. The iPhone X was launched a year ago and reports of display issues sprung up a couple of months back, yet Apple did not react at the time. Furthermore, Apple has likewise conceded that some 13-inch MacBook Pro models have "an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive."

The California based giant affirms that the screen on some iPhone X units does not react to touch or reacts irregularly when contacted additionally, further adding that iPhone X users who have been confronting this issue will be helped to at whatever point they will visit an Apple Store or Apple Authorised Service Providers to get a screen substitution free of expense.

Apple confirmed that a set number of 13-inch non TouchBar MacBook Pros that were sold between June 2017 and June 2018 may experience the ill effects of data loss or failure and has reported a repair program for the influenced gadgets with 128GB and 256GB of solid-state drives. The company will likewise email users who have enrolled their devices with Apple to educate them more about the program.

Apple has set aside its opportunity to respond towards the touchscreen issue on the iPhone X. Starting now, it appears as if the issue is constrained to last year's model and not the new iPhone XS and XR. That being stated, the most recent iPhones have likewise observed a couple of issues since dispatch, such as not charging when the Lightning cable is connected and the selfie camera "Beautygate" issue, the two of which have been discreetly settled by Apple through the software update.