Scottish Police Roll Out Encryption-Busting Cyber Kiosks


Technology that allows police officers to break passwords on smartphones and pull user data from them for analysis is set to be rolled out from January 20, Police Scotland has confirmed — despite sustained criticism from NGOs and parliamentarians over the use of the so-called cyber kiosks, or digital forensic devices.

Police Scotland said this week: “Cyber kiosks are desktop computers, which will be located in police stations across local policing divisions.

“The technology allows specially trained officers to triage mobile devices to determine if they contain information which

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