FBI defends decision to withhold info about how it hacked into terrorist's iPhone

The FBI on Monday defended its decision to withhold documents on how it unlocked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, saying the information could be exploited by “hostile entities” if released to the public.

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Woman ordered to unlock iPhone with fingerprint

Apple’s fight with the feds over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s phone has dominated the headlines, but a judge demanded a woman’s fingerprint be used to unlock her iPhone—a first in a federal court case, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Feds to keep iPhone-hacking method under wraps

The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to tell Apple Inc. how it cracked a San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist’s phone, said people familiar with the matter, leaving the company in the dark on a security vulnerability on some iPhone models.

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FBI Paid Hackers to Defeat Security of Shooter's iPhone


The FBI paid hackers to break onto the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, according to a Tuesday news report. The bureau obtained the services of gray hats, insiders said, and apparently did not get help from Cellebrite, as earlier reports had suggested. Gray hats are hackers who sell flaws to governments or companies that make surveillance tools. “The use of bad guys by the United States government, and in fact all governments, has been going on since the beginning of time,” remarked Philip Lieberman, CEO of Lieberman Software.

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FBI reportedly briefs senators on San Bernardino iPhone hack

Article Image The Justice Department has shared, or plans to share, details of its San Bernardino iPhone data extraction technique with high ranking U.S. senators, including Senate Intelligence Committee leaders working on a contentious cybersecurity bill, a report said Wednesday.

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FBI's iPhone unlock technique could be kept secret by White House review group

Article Image The FBI may be entitled to keep secret the technique it used to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, as a result of a special White House group designed to review digital security flaws uncovered by federal agencies.

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Apple wants to delay the New York iPhone case until after the DOJ's next move

While the world waits for the FBI’s response in cracking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, Apple has shifted its attention to the New York iPhone case, where the All Writs Act was also invoked to force the company to help unlock the device.

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4 reasons why the FBI unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple is bad news

The government is confident it can hack into the San Bernardino iPhone 5c without Apple’s help, at least according to statements made on Thursday.

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'NAND mirroring' could let FBI break into iPhone without Apple's help, researchers say

Article Image Whether or not Cellebrite is involved, the FBI may be able to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook through a process known as “NAND mirroring,” security researchers explained on Wednesday.

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DOJ seeks to delay Apple encryption hearing, says it may be able to unlock iPhone after all [u]

Article Image In a last minute motion filed in the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption case, the DOJ on Monday asked a federal court to vacate a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, saying an outside party has come forward with a potential unlock method that would negate the need for Apple’s assistance.

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Justice Department asserts it could demand source code, signing key from Apple

Article Image In the confrontation over the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the U.S. Justice Department believes it could potentially demand that Apple hand over iOS source code and a signing key, according to a court filing.

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Take a stand against the Obama/FBI anti-encryption charm offensive

Article Image It has been frustrating to watch as the horrific San Bernardino terrorist killing spree has been used as a cover by the FBI to achieve the anti-encryption goals they’ve been working towards for years. Much of that frustration stems from the fact that the American media has so poorly reported the facts in this case.

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San Bernardino shooter's iPhone may hold evidence of 'dormant cyber pathogen,' DA says

Article Image In an amicus brief filed with a California court on Thursday, San Bernardino District Attorney Michael A. Ramos intimates an iPhone used by terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, and later seized by law enforcement officials, might contain evidence of a “dormant cyber pathogen” threatening the county’s data infrastructure.

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Apple participated in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Article Image As part of testimony related to the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption debate, Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell on Tuesday told members of the House Judiciary Committee that the company offered technical assistance to investigators searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after the plane was declared missing in 2014.

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Building unlock tool for FBI could create dangerous international precedent, says Apple lawyer

Article Image One of Apple’s major concerns about creating a tool to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is that doing so for the FBI would set a precedent in other countries, a lawyer for the company said on Monday.

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San Bernardino's top cop says it's likely 'there is nothing of any value' on iPhone the FBI wants Apple to crack

Article Image The work-issued iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack likely has “nothing of any value” saved on it, the police chief of the town has admitted in a new interview, though he still believes Apple should help the FBI crack into the encrypted handset.

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Maricopa County Attorney bans employees from getting new iPhones, says Apple is 'on the side of terrorists'

Article Image As a result of Apple’s refusal to help the FBI unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone, the Maricopa County, Ariz. Attorney’s Office has announced that it will not allow workers to choose Apple’s handsets as upgrades or replacements.

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New poll says public sides with Apple over FBI in resisting iPhone unlock order

Article Image Public support for Apple’s refusal to unlock an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook appears to be leaning in the company’s favor, according to poll results published on Wednesday.

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