the Federal Bureau had eventually gotten what they wanted as they’ve managed to hack into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone which have been causing some turmoil between the National security agency and the High Tech firm. In a court filing yesterday, Prosecutors told the court about the new means of hacking into the suspect’s iPhone to be quite assuring and so they do not need Apple‘s assistance. The statement goes thus: “The government has now successfully accessed the data stored on Farook’s iPhone,” the filing reads, “and therefore no longer requires assistance from Apple.” Although the filing doesn’t make provision for any details about how or which method will be used or have been used but the most important is that the case with the two giants is likely over.
The Department of Justice first announced the existence of the new attack on March 21st, less than 24 hours before the first hearing on the order was scheduled to begin. Based on what the Prosecutors had said, the method had been demonstrated to law enforcement back on the 20th and was sufficient enough to carry on with the investigation without any assistance from Apple inc.
The government was scheduled to report on the effectiveness of the exploit on April 5th, but the FBI’s researchers appear to have finished early.
“The government has now successfully accessed the data stored on Farook’s phone.”
Well as the case may be, its still a this g of wonder how far the Fed have gone to get the iPhone on its kneels and the fact that the agency had kept mute concerning what method could still stir questions about how many I phones such can hack. That raises the possibility of similar court challenges in the future or, more likely, congressional action on encryption of the kind proposed by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr.
In another statement made by the Department of Justice, it promises to continue with its efforts in gathering data from encrypted devices. “It remains a priority for the government to ensure that law enforcement can obtain crucial digital information to protect national security and public safety,” the department said in a statement, “either with cooperation from relevant parties or through the court system.”
Well that could explain it all.