Google can easily hack into any Android devices remotely from Google Plex headquarter if they received any legal order from US Federal, usually Google will bypass the security code either in Passcode or Pattern lock.
Hacking into a system without prior knowledge of victim is usually called illegal but in the offence for doing legal purposes it called investigating, likewise New York District Attorney have recovered an old document that said: “It is legal for Google to hack into any devices based on Android if asked for Crime Investigation Purposes with a legal document”
According to a document that deals with the encryption of data and its impact on public safety, older versions of the Android operating system can be easily accessed by Google. According to the text, if the company is required by justice, you can bypass the password of users running versions prior to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and have full access to the device remotely.
Google Can Remotely Bypass Your Android Passcode
“Forensic Examiners can bypass passwords in some of these devices using a variety of techniques,” reads the document. However, for a large portion of Android devices, Google can reset the password if there are a mandate and a requirement of justice to investigate particular device. And all this can be done remotely.
Also according to the document, devices equipped with Android version 5.0 or higher can not be accessed remotely due to the full disc encryption – which still can not be enabled by default. Because of this, according to the distribution table of the operating system, it is estimated that at least 74.1% of users are subject to such “serious failure” of security.
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The text also deals with the safety of iPhone owners in relation to data encryption, saying that these users are safer because the feature is enabled by default from the iOS 8. Since the vast majority of devices are already running the latest version of the OS – iOS 9 – Apple has no great cause for concern.