Apple vs. FBI

White House Refuses to Support Encryption Legislation That Will Allow Judges to Order Companies to Unlock Devices [Update]

White House Refuses to Support Encryption Legislation That Will Allow Judges to Order Companies to Unlock Devices [Update]

A report from Reuters claims that the White House has declined to offer public support for a draft legislation that would allow judges to order companies like Apple to unlock encrypted devices to help law enforcement agencies.

Apple Had Helped the DOJ in Unlocking an iPhone in 2008

Apple Had Helped the DOJ in Unlocking an iPhone in 2008

A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone was not the first time a court had ordered Apple to do so. Instead, in 2008, in a horrific case of child sex abuse, Apple was ordered by the government to unlock the iPhone of a suspect, which was recovered from a bag of diapers.

FBI Director Confirms Tool Used to Hack Terrorist’s iPhone 5c Does Not Work on iPhone 5s or Later

FBI Director Confirms Tool Used to Hack Terrorist’s iPhone 5c Does Not Work on iPhone 5s or Later

FBI director James Comey has confirmed to CNN that the method used by the law enforcement agency to unlock the iPhone 5c of Syed Farook’s, one of the San Bernardino shooter, works only on a “narrow slice of phones”, and it does not work on newer phones from Apple , which includes anything above the iPhone 5s.

FBI Still Analysing Data from San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone 5c; Says ‘It’s Simply Too Early’ to Assess Whether It’s Valuable or Not

FBI Still Analysing Data from San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone 5c; Says ‘It’s Simply Too Early’ to Assess Whether It’s Valuable or Not

After a lot of drama, the FBI was finally able to access the data stored on the iPhone 5c on one of the San Bernardino’s shooter late last month with the help of an Israeli company. Since then, everyone has been eagerly waiting for the organisation to share what kind of data they have found on the shooter’s iPhone 5c and whether it is of any importance or not.

FBI Will Help Arkansas Prosecutors Unlock Another iPhone

FBI Will Help Arkansas Prosecutors Unlock Another iPhone

After finding a way to break into the iPhone 5c used by a San Bernardino gunman, the FBI has agreed to help Arkansas prosecutors unlock another Apple smartphone. It’s thought the iPhone 6 and an iPod could hold evidence related to a murder trial.

Apple: FBI’s Case over San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone ‘Should Never Have Been Brought’

Apple: FBI’s Case over San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone ‘Should Never Have Been Brought’

After the FBI confirmed it was dropping its case against Apple on Monday, the Cupertino company has officially responded. “This case should never have been brought,” it said in a statement, which insists it is still committed to participating in the discussion about privacy.

This Is How Much FBI Is Paying to Cellebrite to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

This Is How Much FBI Is Paying to Cellebrite to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

A report from Reuters from earlier this week indicated that the FBI has hired an Israeli firm called Cellebrite to hack into the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino shooter. Now, it looks like the FBI is paying well over $15,000 to the Israeli company for the job.

Israeli Firm Cellebrite Reportedly Helping the FBI in Unlocking San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Israeli Firm Cellebrite Reportedly Helping the FBI in Unlocking San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Citing an article in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper in Israel, Reuters reports that the FBI has received help from an Israeli company called Cellebrite to unlock the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino shooter. The website of the Israeli company claims that it is a provider of mobile forensic solutions.

Judge Agrees to Postpone Apple vs. FBI Hearing After DOJ Discovers New Method to Unlock iPhone Without Apple’s Help

Judge Agrees to Postpone Apple vs. FBI Hearing After DOJ Discovers New Method to Unlock iPhone Without Apple’s Help

Apple was scheduled to head into court for the first major hearing in its battle with the FBI over the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c on Tuesday, March 22nd.

But at the last moment Department of Justice has unexpectedly asked the court overseeing the proceeding to postpone the hearing as they’ve discovered a method to possibly unlock the iPhone without needing Apple’s help.

iOS 9.3 Encrypts iCloud Backups with Passcode

iOS 9.3 Encrypts iCloud Backups with Passcode

In the ongoing battle between Apple and FBI, you may have heard that authorities could have used an iCloud backup to access the data stored on an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.