FBI Cracked Open Ap­ple's iPhone Via Pur­chased Pro­gram

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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

Im­age source: TechCrunch.

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