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FBI to hack into locked iPhone with help from Israeli company

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 23, 2016.

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    Apple's saga with the FBI isn't over just yet, but it appears that the two entities are no longer on a collision course, legally speaking of course. Earlier this week, the DOJ filed a motion with the court overseeing the matter to postpone an upcoming hearing which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday. The reason? The DOJ relayed that the FBI may have found a way to access the locked iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists with out Apple's assistance..

    As has been recounted before, the iPhone in question was equipped with a passcode and may have been set up to erase itself after 10 failed passcode entries. As a result, the FBI wanted Apple to create an entirely new and modified version of iOS that would have bypassed this security mechanism. In turn, the FBI would have been able to implement a brute force attack to access the device.

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