Good morning everyone! I know it’s that crazy time of year with the Holidays right around the corner, but some of us are still working… unfortunate, right? Cindy Murphy, my co-author of FOR585 and good friend, took the time to write up her testing and research on the IP-BOX. You can get your own IP-BOX from Teel Technology. Check out their site: http://www.teeltech.com/
In summary, the IP-BOX can be used to defeat simple 4 digit PINS on iOS devices. This includes devices running iOS1 – iOS8. While newer iOS device require additional steps, the good news is that this magical black box may work at bypassing that lock!
If this issue is of interest to you, I would sign up for the SANS FOR585 Advanced Smartphone Forensics course where we discuss the IP-BOX and other methods for dealing with locked smartphones. Until then, please enjoy the paper that Detective Cindy Murphy tool the time to write.
IP Box documentation-rev1 by Cindy Murphy.
4 thoughts on “Locked iOS devices hindering your investigations?”
Is it okay (legal) to bypass the pin set by owners? I picked up this new interest and I’m sorry if my question is too stupid.
It depends. Was the phone assigned to you for an investigation or are you hacking other devices for fun? 🙂
I have an iPhone 4s with OS 5.1.1 I’m using IP-Box to get the passcode, the devise is disable tried several time but no hint it keep till the end of the process without hint.
I have experienced the same delays with older iOS versions as well. Have you referred to the user guide? It is in the reading room on this site.