San Bernardino

Apple confirms it’s closing security loophole that police were using to crack iPhones

Yes, Apple is toughening up the security of iPhones with iOS 12. Yes, the steps Apple is taking will make it harder for law enforcement agencies to thwart iPhone security. But no, that’s not the reason Apple is doing it.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Bypass an iPhone 5c’s passcode lock for $100

Which is a lot cheaper than the $1.3 million the FBI paid to break into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c.

FBI paid over $1.3 million to hack into San Bernardino iPhone that contained ‘nothing of real significance’

It’s good that Apple wasn’t forced to create a new vulnerability to allow the FBI to break into the San Bernardino iPhone 5C, and I am pleased that an existing exploit was used instead. But the FBI not telling Apple how it was done puts all of us at risk.

Read my article on the Hot for Security blog.

The FBI has hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone

The US Department of Justice has managed, with the help of an unknown third party, to successfully access data held on the iPhone 5C used by one of the San Bernardino killers.

But one wonders if they will share details of how they did it with Apple…

FBI to explore method of unlocking *that* iPhone without Apple’s help

The FBI might have found a way to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters that would not require Apple’s assistance.

David Bisson reports.

Good luck John McAfee, socially engineering a corpse…

In a nutshell, “Dead men tell no tales”. Good luck to Mr John McAfee who believes he can use social engineering to determine the iPhone passcode of one of the (dead) San Bernadino killers.

Check out my latest video.

Poll: Do you think Apple should help the FBI crack open the San Bernardino iPhone?

It’s one of the biggest computer security stories of the year – but where do you stand?

Check out my latest video and share your opinion.

Google CEO backs Apple in resisting court order to create iOS backdoor for San Bernardino investigation

Google’s top executive is standing with Apple for refusing to comply with a court order that would require it to create an iOS backdoor in order to assist with an ongoing federal investigation into last year’s San Bernardino shooting.

David Bisson reports.