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How the FBI Could Have Hacked the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

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MORE THAN SIX months have passed since the FBI first ordered Apple to help the agency bypass the encryption on the iPhone 5c of Rizwan Syed Farook, an ISIS supporter who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino before dying in a shootout with police. But the shockwave is still resonating through the security community. The FBI claimed it had no other way of accessing the device’s data. Now one researcher says he’s proven the FBI wrong, showing that any sufficiently skilled hardware hacker could have accessed Farook’s phone with less than $100 in equipment. – READ MORE

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