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Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

SonicSpike (242293) writes | about 3 years ago

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SonicSpike writes "The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program. A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police found the device could grab all of the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and can even defeat password protections. "Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags," a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device's capabilities"
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How to counter? (1)

Nehmo (757404) | about 3 years ago | (#35875804)

Okay,so how do we defeat the CelleBrite UFED? Should we store everything on the web, including contacts, and then access it when needed via the phone?
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