Former Apple engineer launches GrayKey, app that bypasses the iPhone security system


Apple’s smartphones managed to gain a lot of popularity in the last few years when it comes down to data security as Apple refused to unlock the phones confiscated by the FBI.

It seems that the iOS security system is, mostly, impenetrable by traditional methods, especially on devices with 64 bits processors. But if you have the “keys” to the system, you can easily bypass the iPhone security system. At least this is what a former Apple engineer claims: that he can unlock – for a price – any iPhone on the market, including the new iPhone X, by using the GrayKey app.

A group of security specialists who worked for the United States Government, alongside a former Apple engineer, founded the GrayShift company that sells the GrayKey solution. This is a turnkey solution to unlock most iPhone, iPad and iPod devices on the market. The list of features includes unlocking disabled phones, hacking passwords, fully copying the file system and compatibility with the latest iOS versions.

GrayKey exists in two versions. A web version that can be used to unlock 300 devices, available at a price of $15,000 per year and an offline version that can be used to unlock an unlimited number of iOS devices available at a price of $30,000 per year.

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The price suggests that this solution is not dedicated for regular users but rather for Government agencies who might find a use for the GrayKey application in their criminal investigations.

The iPhone models supported by the GrayKey app are: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with the mention that iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C support will come very soon.

iOS 11 and iOS 10 are the current compatible versions, while iOS 9 support will also come soon. Tablets starting with iPad Air and newer are also compatible, as well as iPod Touch 5 and 6.


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