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CBS News: FBI paid more than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone "hack"

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Originally published by CBS News. FBI Director James Comey alluded to the fact the bureau paid more than $1 million for the method used to disable the security feature of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. At an Aspen Institute discussion in London, Comey said the FBI paid more money than he would make in the … Continue reading CBS News: FBI paid more than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone "hack"

CBS Evening News: How the FBI may have Hacked into San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

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Originally published by CBS Evening News. By John Blackstone   NOVATO, Calif. –The FBI, along with some outside help,unlocked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists this week. The bureau has told local police departments that it will help them unlock cellphones in cases where it could provide evidence. But cracking the … Continue reading CBS Evening News: How the FBI may have Hacked into San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

CBS Evening News: How the FBI may have Hacked into San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

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Originally published by CBS Evening News. By John Blackstone   NOVATO, Calif. –The FBI, along with some outside help,unlocked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists this week. The bureau has told local police departments that it will help them unlock cellphones in cases where it could provide evidence. But cracking the … Continue reading CBS Evening News: How the FBI may have Hacked into San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

The Wall Street Journal: Apple Fight Sets Off Race Among Hackers

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Original article published by The Wall Street Journal. By Robert McMillan Companies, freelance hackers are working furiously to find a way into terrorist’s iPhone In the days after a judge ordered Apple Inc. to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, Silicon Valley giants rallied around the company. In New York, a 21-person … Continue reading The Wall Street Journal: Apple Fight Sets Off Race Among Hackers

Re/code: How the FBI Might Be Hacking the San Bernardino iPhone Without Apple’s Help

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Originally published by Re/code. By Dawn Chmielewski Nature deplores a vacuum. So in the absence of any details about how the FBI plans to access the information locked on Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone without Apple’s help, forensic scientists have been filling the void with some well-informed speculation. Forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski (who’s known in the … Continue reading Re/code: How the FBI Might Be Hacking the San Bernardino iPhone Without Apple’s Help

Ars Technica: Israeli Mobile Forensics Firm Helping FBI Unlock Seized iPhone, Report Says

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Originally published by Ars Technica. by David Kravets News comes after FBI withdrew demands for Apple to help unlock seized iPhone. The mobile forensics firm Cellebrite of Israel is reportedly assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation in unlocking a seized iPhone that has become the center of a legal dispute between the bureau and Apple, the … Continue reading Ars Technica: Israeli Mobile Forensics Firm Helping FBI Unlock Seized iPhone, Report Says

The Wall Street Journal: Chip Hacking Might Help FBI Unlock iPhones

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Originally published by The Wall Street Journal. By Robert McMillan Even if the Justice Department loses its legal showdown with Apple Inc. over access to a killer’s iPhone, the government might still be able to extract the data locked away inside it, computer-security experts say. But it would be risky, expensive and time-consuming. Those experts say … Continue reading The Wall Street Journal: Chip Hacking Might Help FBI Unlock iPhones

FBI vs. iPhone

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There has been some speculation as to whether a third-party could access the data on deceased San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone. DriveSavers was the first data recovery company to successfully recover lost data from the iPhone back in 2007. Since that time, we have successfully recovered thousands of smartphones, including password-secured iPhones. Newer iPhones … Continue reading FBI vs. iPhone