Latest iOS 11.4 beta includes USB Restricted Mode to spoil cops

The feature returns from the iOS 11.3 beta as it has skipped out on the public release. But what does this mean for law enforcement trying to use decryption box tools for iPhones in evidence?

GrayKey is the police’s best friend to crack into iPhone encryption

It’s a small box that allows law enforcement officials to crack into an iPhone 6s or an iPhone X. Will it be useful in the next year?

NYPD starts replacing Windows handsets with faster and more secure iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple’s still-popular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the new digital crime-fighting tools of the New York Police Department, replacing archaic Windows phones.

NYPD’s 36,000 Windows Phones to be replaced with iPhones

Sources say the police department’s IT head was the sole decider in picking up Microsoft’s dying mobile platform in the first place.

Toronto Police cut from 911 system due to technical difficulties

In the telecommunications world, it’s been a painful week for emergency services access. TPS is off the grid while medics and fire take its 911 calls.

iMessage logs the numbers you contact, Apple may send them to police

It does not matter whether you send the person a message or not, it matters that you typed in that person’s number on iMessage.

Canadian police stingrayed BlackBerry phones in mobster case

Mounties used devices mimicking cell towers to capture information about cellphones connected to it to investigate a member of the New York mafia.

Off-beat: “This is the police, stop asking us for drugs”

Police in Alliance, Ohio, are asking customers of Steve Notman to stop texting the phone they are looking at, asking for more drugs.

LAPD cracked open an iPhone 5s before the FBI made San Bernardino hack

The department was investigating “The Shield” actor Michael Jace, alleged to have murdered his wife, and was able to get into a locked iPhone 5s.

Two active homicide cases hindered by victims’ smartphone encryption

We’ve spent hours on the subject of data transmission security and device…

All NYPD officers to receive Windows Phones

Remember when Brazilian police snatched up a stolen Sony Xperia C5 Ultra…