Motherboard: Cops around the country can now unlock iPhones, records show


Police forces and federal agencies around the country have bought relatively cheap tools to unlock up-to-date iPhones and bypass their encryption, according to a Motherboard investigation based on several caches of internal agency documents, online records, and conversations with law enforcement officials.


Regional police forces, such as the Maryland State Police and Indiana State Police, are procuring a technology called ‘GrayKey’ which can break into iPhones, including the iPhone X running the latest operating system iOS 11.

Is this whack-a-mole? Will Apple be able to change iOS to break GrayKey? And, if so, how long will it take for GrayKey, or another technology, to ship a replacement?