Apple expects to discover the FBI's new method to unlock the iPhone
posted by Alan F. / Apr 02, 2016, 8:27 PM
Regardless of whether the FBI responds to Apple's request to spill the beans over how it unlocked Farook's handset, the smart money says that Apple will soon figure out the FBI's magic trick and quickly put the kibosh on it through a software update. Apple needs to issue a fix to close the vulnerability used by the FBI. If this code becomes public, every iPhone owner on the planet will be in danger of having personal information stored on the device hacked. Ironically, this is the exact reason why Tim Cook was so adamant against developing a special version of the iOS for the government to use to unlock the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone.
Apple might have a chance to learn how the FBI unlocked the Apple iPhone 5c through a court case in New York involving an Apple iPhone 5s belonging to a drug dealer. If the case continues, Apple is expected to use the discovery phase of the trial to demand that the information be turned over to its attorneys.
Some believe that Israeli software company Cellebrite, the manufacturer of machines used to move contacts and other data from one phone to a new one, is behind the FBI's new found powers. The day that the FBI announced that it had unlocked the deceased terrorist's phone without Apple's help, a $15,000 contract between Cellebrite and the FBI was discovered online.
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We all know Apple used the FBI issue to shamelessly promote iPhones.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 8:31 PM 9
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Who knows, maybe Cellibrite = Apple Israel Inc, won't be the first time an Israel organization has disguised it's name. ISIS is an example: https://db.tt/sZ6D4P1U
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 8:44 PM 2
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Exactly! Apple provides no help in potentially stopping another terrorist attack, Tim Cook lies through his teeth about their reasons for doing so, and now they want to know how the FBI did it?! The FBI should tell them to stick it up their a_s!
posted on Apr 03, 2016, 7:24 PM 1
Well, conspiracy theorists know that at least. I wouldn't think that Apple wants to advertise the fact that their security can be compromised, but who knows. I've been wrong plenty of times before. Maybe I'm crazy for not immediately assuming the worst.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 8:46 PM 5
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while bragging that iOS is perfectly safe, its so safe that even apple itself refuse to make program to crack it open, because they afraid that program may fall to others hand.. and now "others hand" already crack it, and even apple didnt know how they do that and cant close that security hole, lol
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 8:47 PM 14
Except they didn't brag about having a perfectly safe OS, you dope. They have always claimed that the Mac and i OS are the most secure, which has proven to be true. And no, don't link some silly "study" article about iOS being more "infected" in 2015 lol. We all know Android is the worst when it comes to security. Cook himself said a few months ago, and even at the SE event that there is no software in the world that can't be cracked, and that Apple does their best to make privacy/security +1 priority. Sorry that your OEM hasn't been as top notch when it comes to security. This also includes QUICK patches and fixes. No OS is perfectly secure, ESPECIALLY when it's just SOFTWARE only, and not software +HARDWARE, like Apple and now Samsung as of recently.
posted on Apr 03, 2016, 12:39 AM 2
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"which has proven to be true" True in terms of the fingerprint scanner hardware, totally false in terms of the OS, given the fact that no other OS has ever been bricked by a simple date change...and it's no surprise given they're the most vulnerable. Their security is just obscurity.
posted on Apr 03, 2016, 8:16 PM 1
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Mac and IOS proven to be safest? IOS with had at one point how many lock screen bypasses and even was jail breakable via a website? Mac safe when safari was usually the first browser hackers hacked at pwn2own? The truth is, these OSes are about even. IOS being more obscure tend to make it seem like it's more secure.
posted on Apr 04, 2016, 12:01 AM 2
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Apple were so reluctant to unlock the terrorist's phone and now they're desperate to find out how the fbi unlocked it without their help lmao gtfoh
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 8:50 PM 17
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Even if they do patch the vulnerability through a software update, the police, government, etc have the phone in their possession. They can simply choose not to update to the latest version. This will stop future criminal devices from being hacked, but not the ones that they already have.
posted on Apr 02, 2016, 9:10 PM 4
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All to make Apple look good. They tell everyone one they won't help the FBI= apple looks good in isheep eyes. Next they tell isheep they fixed it with updates =makes apple look good again. Apple has to keep you brain washed so you don't realize it was Apple all a long that helped the FBI, in turn the FBI won't tell it was Apple that helped.
posted on Apr 03, 2016, 12:41 AM 2
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"Apple is expected to use the discovery phase of the trial to demand that the information be turned over" Whoever wrote that is incredibly ignorant of the law. Only the adversarial opponent is privy to discovery and cannot necessarily just give it to whomever they wish. Apple has no standing to the info via discovery.
posted on Apr 03, 2016, 11:10 PM 3
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