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

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.

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FBI paid over $1.3 million to hack into San Bernadino iPhone that contained 'nothing of real significance'

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.

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

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.

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