Signal Founder Cracks Cellebrite Phone Hacking Device, Finds It Full Of Vulns

Found on Techdirt on Monday, 17 May 2021
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"By a truly unbelievable coincidence, I was recently out for a walk when I saw a small package fall off a truck ahead of me. As I got closer, the dull enterprise typeface slowly came into focus: Cellebrite. Inside, we found the latest versions of the Cellebrite software, a hardware dongle designed to prevent piracy (tells you something about their customers I guess!), and a bizarrely large number of cable adapters."

One DLL used to handle extracted video content hasn't been updated since 2012, ignoring more than 100 patches that have been made available since then.

Further inspection of Cellebrite's software also shows the company has ported over chunks of Apple's proprietary code intact and is using it to assist in iPhone extractions.

Very strange coincidences can happen sometimes.