Adobe has announced that it will begin building security software to help police use advanced technology on mobile devices.
The software, called Adobe SecureSafe, will be built by a new vendor that has ties to the FBI and is expected to be released later this year.
Adobe said in a statement that it has hired former FBI agents and analysts to help develop the software.
The FBI’s Mobile Devices Technology Unit has been working closely with Adobe and other vendors on the security technology.
Adobe SecureSafe will enable police to access a user’s device and access a large number of information from it, including passwords, phone numbers, and credit card numbers, as well as location data, social media information and more.
It will also allow police to view a person’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and will prevent attackers from accessing the data of millions of people worldwide.
“This is a very important step for law enforcement to get a better understanding of how devices are used in the real world and how they can be more secure,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in the statement.
The FBI will use SecureSafe to develop tools to help officers more easily access information on phones that are locked, unlocked, or stolen, the company said.
In addition to providing the FBI with a better grasp of the devices used by criminals, the software will enable law enforcement officials to make more targeted and proactive arrests.
Police are increasingly using technology to track suspects, identify victims, and access crime scenes, but the FBI’s SecureSafe software will allow them to bypass the lock screen, identify stolen goods and property, and unlock devices, the agency said.
The FBI is working with other government agencies to create a secure platform that will allow the agency to better identify and locate people involved in crimes, according to the statement, which was issued late last month.
The company said the SecureSafe application will help law enforcement officers more quickly identify stolen property, criminals and those suspected of involvement in crimes.
For more on technology, read:FBI says it’s developing a new tool that will help cops access data from smartphones, including photos and videos, and bypass lock screens.
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