FBI says its inability to hack into mobile devices is a ‘huge, huge problem’

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iPhone Security

The FBI’s surprising inability to bypass basic security measures on mobile devices was thrust into the spotlight nearly two years ago following the San Bernardino terrorist attack of December 2015. If you remember, the FBI was unable to access the contents of a locked iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the shooters. In turn, the FBI asked Apple to develop a customized version of iOS which would have enabled the bureau to perpetually guess the device’s passcode without having the device wipe itself.

Though the FBI eventually managed to access the iPhone 5c without any assistance from Apple, the broader takeaway from the whole saga was the revelation that the FBI lacked the requisite tools and expertise to bypass even outdated lock screens on mobile devices. More importantly, the brief legal battle between Apple and the FBI sparked a national debate regarding the balance of individual privacy and the ability of law enforcement agencies to carry out thorough investigations.

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This article and images were originally posted on [BGR] October 24, 2017 at 09:19AM

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