Monday, March 28, 2016

Much Ado About...

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So the FBI says it has unlocked the San Bernadino terrorist's iPhone without Apple's help, using an "alternative method". They've dropped their case against Apple, and all's right with the world again.

Or is it?

Did the government always have the means to crack the phone? Was this case just an attempt to codify the government's right to inspect an encrypted device with "probable cause"?

Will the government reveal the method used or "classify" it and allow millions of phones to remain vulnerable to this or other hacks?

Is it possible that the phone has NOT actually been cracked, that the claim of an alternative method is some kind of false flag maneuver? Or, perhaps Apple did cooperate, after all?

Many questions linger. I doubt there will be many answers forthcoming.

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