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Hackers use stolen iPhone prototypes for iOS

MobiDevices – interesting magazine about technology! 09.03.2019 at 12:03

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Hackers, hacking of Apple's smartphone, used stolen from the factories Foxconn iPhone prototypes to developers, bought on the black market for several thousand dollars and with disabled security features. The resource Motherboard unveiled a large amount of information about the modern technology of hacking the Apple iPhone. It is also stated that such companies involved in iOS hacking and unlocking the iPhone mostly for special services as Cellebrite, GrayKey and many others are already using this method.Cases will virostatic be noted that theft in the factories of Foxconn, which produces Assembly Apple mobile devices, it happens quite often. The last time in 2018 became aware of the theft by employees of the plant components by an impressive $1.3 million Value of stolen protonirovanie the device can then get on the black market for amounts from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Journalists discovered the Motherboard was the announcement of the sale of the prototype iPhone X for $1800, the iPhone 8 Plus for $5000 and iPhone XR – for $20,000. To connect prototypes to computer engineering need a special cable, which cost on the black market is about $2000. Principle vzlomat using prototype and engineering of the cable thanks to a few commands, you can obtain root access providing full access to the OS. This allows the hackers to study the source code to create effective methods of hacking. Struggle with vorovstva 2016 at the Black Hat conference dedicated to security, Apple has only once mentioned the iPhone prototypes. There is also information on the continuing introduction of new security measures on Apple and Foxconn to prevent theft of prototypes and then sell them on the black market, but it does not help to get rid of the problem.