HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Phone encryption: Police ...

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:11 PM

Phone encryption: Police 'mug' suspect to get data

Source: BBC

Detectives have developed a new tactic to beat criminals using mobile phone encryption - legally "mug" them.

The tactic has emerged after Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit smashed a fake credit card fraud racket.

Officers realised crucial evidence in the investigation was concealed on a suspect's iPhone - but it would be unobtainable if the device was locked.

So a covert team seized it in the street while the suspect was on a call - beating the security settings.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38183819



I guess that's one way to beat biometrics.

5 replies, 1700 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Phone encryption: Police 'mug' suspect to get data (Original post)
NWCorona Dec 2016 OP
Kablooie Dec 2016 #1
safeinOhio Dec 2016 #2
FailureToCommunicate Dec 2016 #4
Rincewind Dec 2016 #5
truthisfreedom Dec 2016 #3

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:34 PM

1. I thought at first this meant they were beating suspects to get passwords out of them.

To just grab the phone while it's open isn't so bad as long as they have a warrant.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 06:51 PM

2. We don't need no stinking

Fourth Amendment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 09:58 PM

4. Yup.

?imgmax=800

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 11:54 PM

5. This happened in England,

which, is a different country. They don't have a Fourth Amendment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 07:31 PM

3. Just keep your finger on the off button

On iPhones you can turn them off mid-call and keep talking with a locked phone. Easiest method for beating this is to close the screen on every call. Whoever grabs your phone, cop or criminal or criminal cop, all they get is to talk to whoever is on the line. Phone stays locked.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread