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Apple believes it can patch the iOS security exploit used by the FBI

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 7, 2016.

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    After a multi-week battle that saw Apple and the FBI duke it out both in court and in the court of public opinion, the FBI finally managed to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Ultimately, the FBI reportedly relied upon an exploit from an Israeli software forensics company called Cellebrite to bypass the iPhone's built-in security mechanisms.

    While one might reasonably assume that this spells the end for what proved to be a contentious issue, that couldn't be farther from the truth. For starters, the DOJ has indicated that it won't think twice about seeking help from device manufacturers in future cases.

    A DOJ statement on the matter reads:

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