What you see Eric Beale do on NCIS Los Angeles is real. Accessing data on pass-code secured smartphones of suspects is very real.
I have actually no pass-code on my iPhone. Why? I am just do damn lazy to type it in each time. I have my passwords though protected inside an app on the iPhone. As a new report on Forbes exhibits, the security code is no barrier for professionals. Swedish company Micro Systemation sells a software to law enforcement that cracks the 4-digit security code on iPhones and Android phones in matter of seconds and extracts all data stored on your smartphone.
You can watch the cracking software named XRY below.