CBI Now Has the Power to Decrypt Apple and Android Devices
CBI has recently inaugurated a new specialized forensic lab to access and recover data from Apple and Android devices. This new lab will help gather information seized from suspects during investigation of cases. The department had limitations in decrypting Apple and Linux-based devices earlier.
A CBI source said the lab is fully equipped with latest in hardware and software to decrypt the data stored in smartphones. According to CBI, the specialised lab will focus on extracting information using forensic software from devices such as iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone and iPod as well as from Linux devices (which include Android-based devices).
The laboratory has been given forensic tool for cloning, imaging, password recovery, forensic analysis, internet artefacts recovery to enable the speedy probe. With the rise in the use of smartphones by people, this gives the cell an essential tool to help with potential leads and information to investigate a case.