Created: May 27, 2021 02:19 PM
DALLAS, TEXAS - At an FBI regional forensics lab in Texas, they extract data from cell phones and computers to help solve crimes.
Sometimes it's easy. Other times it can take years for a computer program to methodically try every passcode in a process called brute force.
On some older phones, examiners can actually break them apart to access the memory chips inside and whatever secrets they may hold.
The Dallas lab went through the cell phones of some of the Texans accused of attacking the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
When a gunman went on a shooting spree in 2019 in Midland-Odessa, killing eight people and injuring 25 people, analysts from the laboratory went to the scene.
The lab is run by the FBI, and serves several Texas police departments.
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