FBI Director Comey says Unlocking method Works on Tapered Slice of iPhone

Apr 8,2016 | by Sajid Ayaz Fallow to Sajid @Google+

As per the bureau's director, the unlocking method of iPhone belongs to attackers in San Bernardino, California, the method works only on only narrow slice of devices. In consequences, James Comey, FBI’s Director said that he is certain that the tool would not help undo newer phones.

Federal authorities haven’t exposed yet the external assembly that helped them in unlocking the San Bernardino phone. They also didn’t mention that how this tool works which unlocks the phone and let them access in the mobile.


During a discussion Wednesday night at Kenyon College Comey said, the FBI is still thinking about whether to tell Apple about how they unlocked the phone. We are discussing with the government about should we tell what faults and errors we found in the security of the phone.  The conversation is quite interesting because if FBI tells apple about the flaws then Apple will fix them and then the company will be back where it started. It is feasible that the authorities will let Apple know but we haven’t decided yet, added by Comey.


The FBI and Apple had affianced in a detailed discussion over locked iPhone 5c which belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook. It is one of two shooters who killed 14 people and injured 22 others during the 2 December radical attack in San Bernardino.


The Justice Department attained a court order explaining Apple to assist investigators admittance its inside by scripting new software to avoid a characteristic that would remove the phone's data after 10 wrong code word efforts. Apple argued and said it was a force to help, it would open the floodgates for other requirements that would fragment away at the encryption used to defend private data.


After long discussions, open letters and statements, the justice of the department asked an outside group to access the iPhone without Apple’s help. Last week we heard that third party’s help worked and they have successfully accessed the data of the phone. Whereas, FBI’s Director didn’t reveal the method which the third party used to unlock the device. He also said that the method works only specified model of iPhone.

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