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If you care about your encrypted data, get rid of your iPhone 5c

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 29, 2016.

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    If the FBI can hack the iPhone, others can, too, which means the encrypted content on countless phones is no longer secure.

    Owners of these phones who care about securing their content should think about upgrading to something else. Newer iPhones, for example, might not have the same weakness and so would be less vulnerable, at least for a while.

    The FBI has dropped its court action that might have forced Apple to help undermine security that blocked a brute-force attack against the passcode on the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in San Bernardino. That’s because the FBI found someone else - reportedly Israeli mobile-forensics company Cellebrite – to do it for them.

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