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  • FBI says hack tool only works on iPhone 5c

    FBI Director James Comey said late Wednesday at Kenyon College that a tool that the agency bought to crack the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killer only works on the iPhone 5c running iOS 9.

    Written by John Ribeiro07 April 16 20:03
  • FBI will help US agencies with tools to unlock encrypted devices

    The FBI has promised to help local law enforcement authorities crack encrypted devices, in a letter that refers to the federal agency’s success in accessing the data on an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 that was used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

    Written by John Ribeiro04 April 16 13:35
  • US has asked Apple, Google to help unlock devices in more than 70 cases

    U.S. government agencies have filed more than 70 orders requiring Apple or Google to help law enforcement agencies unlock mobile devices since 2008, despite the agency's insistence that its fight with Apple in a recent terrorism case was limited in scope.

    Written by Grant Gross31 March 16 02:57
  • FBI hack may raise questions about iPhone security

    The FBI hack of an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 may have left the device just a little bit insecure in the eyes of some users, as the agency has not provided details of how it was able to access data on the phone used by the San Bernardino terrorist.

    Written by John Ribeiro29 March 16 17:51
  • US DOJ cracks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

    The U.S. government has managed to access the iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, bypassing a passcode that had the FBI stymied for several weeks.

    Written by Martyn Williams29 March 16 08:55
  • FBI says it may have found a way to crack shooter's iPhone

    The FBI says it may have discovered a way to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters, and the agency has asked a judge to postpone a court hearing in the matter that was scheduled for Tuesday.

    Written by James Niccolai22 March 16 10:15
  • Apple sees weakness in FBI hearing request

    Apple says a last-minute request by the FBI to call witnesses to next week's court hearing in the San Bernardino iPhone case indicates the agency might feel some weakness in its legal arguments.

    Written by Martyn Williams19 March 16 05:28
  • DOJ appeals New York court order in favor of Apple

    The U.S. Department of Justice has appealed an order by a court in New York that turned down its request that Apple should be compelled to extract data from the iPhone 5s of an alleged drug dealer.

    Written by John Ribeiro08 March 16 15:20