Noobs: FBI Have No Idea How iPhones Work, Make Texas Shooter’s Phone Unhackable
David E. Kelley
Thursday, 9 November 2017 () The FBI said earlier this week that it can’t access the data stored on the phone allegedly belonging to Texas shooter David Kelley, but even though device manufacturers were at first the ones to blame for the strong encryption they provide, it looks like the agency itself is responsible for not being able to extract the data. First and foremost, even though the FBI itself refused to disclose the brand and model of the phone the shooter was using, it looks like it’s an iPhone, and just like it happened in the San Bernardino attack, the agency has a hard time getting around the encryption. But according to a report by Reuters, the FBI ...
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman’s iPhone or associated online accounts, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.
The inability of law enforcement agencies to access encrypted data stored on smartphones is a relatively new one, but it's one that really came into the... betanews - TechnologyAlso reported by •MailOnline •NPR •Seattle Times •FOXNews.com