iPhone Encryption

FBI Forensic Expert Curses Apple for Making iPhones So Hard to Hack

Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security in Manhattan, New York, FBI forensic expert Stephen Flatley lambasted Apple for making it so hard to hack the iPhones. Flatley called the company “jerks” and “evil geniuses” for making his and his colleagues' investigative work harder, while pointing out how Apple has changed the hash iterations for passwords from 10,000 to...

iPhone Hacking Firm Cellebrite Hacked, 900GB Of Data Stolen

The Israeli company that found fame when it was fingered as a potential source of hacking software used by the FBI to crack open an iPhone has itself been hacked. In a statement on its website, Cellebrite today admitted that an “external web server” containing the company’s license management system had been accessed by an […]

FBI Wants to Crack Another Terrorist’s Locked iPhone

Earlier this year, the FBI asked a court to order Apple to crack the encrypted iPhone of San Bernardino shooter, which the Cupertino company refused to do and ultimately, the FBI found another way to crack open the iPhone and dropped the case against Apple. Now, the FBI has gotten its hands on another locked iPhone that belonged...

Government Not Obliged to Disclose iPhone Crack Method

Apple's legal battle against the government ended abruptly yesterday when the FBI gained access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. As a result, neither Apple's assistance nor GovtOS are now required. At this point it is unknown whether the crack was done by Cellebrite, but earlier reports pointed to the...