A CRACK TOOFAR
FBI Cracked Open Apple's iPhone Via Purchased Program
Over the recent months, both Apple and the FBI in the U.S. have been embroiled in a bitter legal battle over the latter's request (more like demand, actually) for the former to willingly assist them in unlocking the security code that protects the iPhone belonging to the shooter of the San Bernardino incident. Naturally, Apple denied the FBI's request, and then proceeded to say no in a very legal way.
Throughout the legal war, both sides found solace in the fact that neither of them stood alone in their agenda, with Apple seemingly backed by many of the world's biggest tech and social media entities like Microsoft and Facebook, while the FBI had one or two victories with the court judges (Apple would later repeal these decisions) presiding over the case.
When it was clear that Apple had no intention of cooperating, the FBI then purchased a special code that unlocked the security code on the iPhone belonging to the shooter. Needless to say, their actions surprised Apple and the court case was dropped, and now the FBI have found themselves on the receiving end of Apple's wrath, who had filed a court order against the U.S. security body to find out just how they managed to crack the security on the phone.
At the time of writing, it was reported that despite the FBI's success in cracking the shooter's phone, the government body had found nothing on the phone that would constitute as substantial evidence. M AY 2 0 1 6 | HWM 97
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