|The Federal Bureau of Investigation is allegedly making attempts to hack another password-locked Apple smartphone. This time, the device belonged to Dahir Adan, the perpetrator of a knife attack in Minnesota. The Bureau confirmed it was in the process of using various ways to gain access to the phone and the data it may contain.
The terrorist was shot and killed by police who attended the scene, but Isis later claimed credit for the attack, saying that Adan was a soldier of Islamic State. Although the ways used to hack into the device are not disclosed, the FBI representatives admitted they had analyzed over 780 gigabytes of data from multiple computers and other electronic devices, and are monitoring Adan’s social media and other online activity.
So far, the US authorities haven’t filed a lawsuit against Apple, but the case might end in court, just like the case with the FBI’s attempts to access an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooter. Back in February, the FBI went to court in order to try and compel the iPhone maker to design a kind of a backdoor system able to bypass the phone’s 4-digit password, as the device wipes all data if an incorrect password is entered multiple times.
As you may remember, the FBI dropped the San Bernardino case after it found its own way into the phone. Apparently, the agency ordered a hack from third-party developers, and some conclude that the FBI has paid about $1.3m for the hack. However, the agency never disclosed the hack developers or its price. There were speculations than an Israeli security company was behind the development, and a separate researcher in Cambridge also boasted to have found a way to bypass the passcode.
This time, it is unknown whether the terrorist’s device is the same model as in San Bernardino case, which would mean the agency could use the same method to hack it. The problem is that later models of the iPhone have a so-called “security enclave” – a piece of hardware that makes it harder to bypass the password.
Dahir Adan was reportedly en route to buy a new Apple smartphone, according to his family. Adan was a resident of St Cloud, Minnesota, which has the largest Somali community in the country. At the same time, the local authorities have expressed concern at a possible backlash against the local community.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
|posted by (2016-10-11 13:29:42)|
|someone somewhere is getting a huge kickback to make a holy show of how hard it is to hack an iphone|
|posted by (2016-10-11 14:10:34)|
cant complain.. still good to know if somebody steal your phone they didnt have access to all your private life, good point for making those phone very hard to hack
of course its shit in this situation with terrorism, but you know, whatever you do for the good, they are always peoples for use it in the bad.
|posted by (2016-10-11 22:08:10)|
|Wanna know what the FBI is REALLY trying to do with these iphone cases? Listen to the video on youtube "Whistleblower: NSA Is Backbone Of World Surveillance State"|
|posted by (2016-10-13 03:00:25)|
|Big Brother is a real thing.|
|I hope $10 million is taxes get spent on this. It's sooooo worth it.||
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