The proliferation of the WannaCry ransomware last week unequivocally justifies Apple's steadfast refusal to help the FBI break into an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. As a quick refresher, the FBI last year wanted Apple engineers to create a brand new version of iOS that would allow them to skirt around iOS security measures. Show More Summary
And ultimately turn up nothing of use.
The FBI paid $900,000 to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., revealed during questioning of Director James Comey. “I was so struck when San Bernardino happened and you made overtures to allow that device to be opened, and then the FBI had...
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, says the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings. The FBI considers the figure classified, and also won't disclose the identity of the vendor...
The FBI paid approximately $900,000 to a third party to help break into the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.
During last week’s questioning of FBI Director James Comey, California Senator Dianne Feinstein inadvertently revealed the amount the agency paid to hack into a terrorist’s iPhone, The Associated Press reports. The FBI has been resisting...Show More Summary
In early 2016, Apple was embroiled in a battle with the FBI over privacy, specifically whether it could (or would) crack an iPhone 5C following the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Apple refused to specifically create a backdoor piece...Show More Summary
The FBI shelled out nearly seven figures to break into the infamous San Bernardino iPhone, according to a senator who may have let the world know with a slip of her tongue. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said last week that the FBI...Show More Summary
Ever since the FBI managed to gain access to the iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino terrorist shooter, there has been speculation over how much the hacking exercise cost the Feds. One year later, we finally have an answer — and it’s a whole lot of cash, but maybe less than you thought it would […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
The battle between the FBI and Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone may (for now) be long over, but one question remained: just how much did the FBI pay a third-party company to access the device? more…
Following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino in December of 2015, there was a lot of controversy over whether Apple should help the FBI open one of the terrorist’s phones. Ultimately, the FBI found a private company that helped crack it open, but we had no idea how much that effort cost the government. Until now. Read more...
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly this week that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California, shootings, even though the FBI considers the figure to be classified information. Continue reading ? The post Sen. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the FBI paid $900,000 to break into an iPhone of one of the shooters in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack that claimed 14 lives. The Associated Press and other news organizations last year filed a public records lawsuit for that information.
Remember when U.S. President Donald Trump called for a boycott of Apple products after the company refused to help the FBI gain access to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone? "What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until...Show More Summary
Over a year ago, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a boycott of all Apple products amid the company’s battle with the FBI over unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone. Fast forward to to present day, however, and President Trump has seemingly rescinded his call for boycott and switched to using an iPhone… more… Filed under: Apple
It’s not clear if this relates to the San Bernardino case.
The DOJ is still fighting a lawsuit over the iPhone exploit the FBI purchased to access the (worthless) contents of a phone used by a participant in the San Bernardino shooting. FBI director James Comey and the DOJ made comments at the time stating a couple of things: 1. Show More Summary
After the Apple-FBI battle last year, the company decides to hire security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.
Apple has hired Jonathan Zdziarski, a veteran security researcher who helped the company fight the FBI's request to hack an iPhone used by a shooter from the 2015 San Bernardino shooting. Zdziarski announced on Tuesday that he had accepted...Show More Summary
The hacking tool was used by the FBI to break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters last year, which led to a short but fierce legal case against Apple.