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FBI plans to keep Apple in the dark about San Bernardino iPhone hack

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FBI plans to keep Apple in the dark about San Bernardino iPhone hack

In accordance to a brand new document, the FBI is making plans to keep secret the approach it used to hack into the San Bernardino iPhone at the middle of its fresh high-profile legal battle with Apple.

As reported via The Wall Street Journal, the FBI's determination is reportedly due to it ignorance of the hacking means itself. From The Wall Side road Magazine:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to inform the White Space it is aware of so little about the hacking software that used to be used to open a terrorist's iPhone that it does not make sense to release an inside executive evaluation about whether or not to percentage the hacking way with Apple Inc.

Whilst the transfer would not be totally sudden (the FBI has been extremely secretive regarding the iPhone hack to this point), it does solidify the perception that Apple would possibly by no means know for sure the actual safety holes that have been exploited to safe get entry to to the iPhone in query.

Lately, FBI director James Comey hinted that the Bureau could have paid greater than $1.3 million to a 3rd birthday party to safe get right of entry to to the telephone connected to San Bernardino shooter Sayed Farook. Despite the fact that that construction led the FBI to drop its case, the matter of encryption continues to be hotly debated, with Apple and the FBI even attesting ahead of congress on the topic.

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