FBI Cracked iPhone Without Taking Help Of Apple

 FBI Cracked iPhone Without Taking Help Of Apple

 FBI Cracked iPhone Without Taking Help Of Apple

The war between the FBI and Apple over an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists finally came to an end when The Department of Justice announced that it managed to hack the device on its own, but another dispute is very likely to begin. 

“The FBI has now successfully retrieved the data stored on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple required by this Court Order,” DOJ spokeswoman Melanie Newman said in a statement

The DOJ is dropping the case against Apple because it no longer needs the company’s help.

Farook was one of two shooters in the December 2015 attack that left 14 people dead, And the Apple has been forced by government to help bypass the phone's security features,

Apple has declined to help Because according to a company the security of all iPhone users would compromise. The company has argued that law enforcement officials don't understand the consequences.

"Testing is required to determine whether it is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook's iPhone," lawyers for the Justice Department wrote in the motion. "If the method is viable, it should eliminate the need for the assistance from Apple Inc. set forth in the All Writs Act Order in this case."

"We remain cautiously optimistic," Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman said in a statement. "That is why we asked the court to give us some time to explore this option. If this solution works, it will allow us to search the phone and continue our investigation into the terrorist attack that killed 14 people and wounded 22 people."



The technique used by FBI to crack the iPhone is not disclosed and likely will not be anytime soon, several experts suspect it involved NAND Mirroring.
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