FBI asks Apple to help unlock two iPhones

FBI asks Apple to help unlock two iPhones

The F.B.I.’s general counsel, said in a letter to Apple that the FBI could not gain access to the iPhones because they were locked and encrypted and their owner, Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani of the Saudi Royal Air Force, is dead. The F.B.I. has a search warrant for the devices and is seeking Apple’s assistance executing it. Apple has refused to unlock phones at FBI request.

Josh
Josh
L C
L C 2 months

iphones arent exactly the pinnacle of security, shows how inept the technical sector of the fbi is

Billy
Billy 2 months

no

Jake
Jake 2 months

I feel like we've been here before. If my memory serves, it didn't go well for the FBI last time, especially once they revealed that they had backdoored it anyways.

Nops
Nops 2 months

How many times must we have this debate? We've been doing this since the clipper chip. Crypto backdoors or hard-coded keys is *always* a problem. Hell, the NSA can't even keep their own exploits from leaking out. Any crypto exploit or "law enforcement key" will leak too - and then all hell breaks lose.

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