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Edward Snowden, the whistleblower whose NSA revelations sparked a debate on mass surveillance, has waded into the arguments over the FBI’s attempt to force Apple to help it unlock the iPhone 5C of one of the San Bernardino shooters.
The FBI says that only Apple can deactivate certain passcode protections on the iPhone, which will allow law enforcement to guess the passcode by using brute-force.
Talking via video link from Moscow to the Common Cause Blueprint for a Great Democracy conference, Snowden said: “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone. Respectfully, that’s bull#.”
but he's not what I would personally consider an expert.
originally posted by: lordcomac
It's been a while since I've done ant black hat type stuff, but I don't believe for one second that they can't get in.
I do, however, believe that it would take time and money, and they don't really care about getting in. They care about getting a back door to ALL phones, not that one.
Of course, that's the FBI, not the NSA.
The NSA is laughing behind their backs, as they already have said access.
originally posted by: neo96
Snowdens full of snip.
The FBI’s demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers has outraged Silicon Valley, a significant source of political support for President Obama and Democrats.
The FBI isn't the NSA.