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FBI gets another iPhone blocked from criminal and could start another dispute with Apple

When we thought that the whole soap opera would have ended, we realized that the dispute over Apple how FBI a war much bigger than it looks and that had just been the first battle without a clear winner, good to note. Now, the WIRED reported that the investigation agency has another iPhone blocked from a criminal and it could be that we have another public fight coming up.

The FBI managed to obtain the iPhone from Dahir Adan, a 22-year-old computer engineering student from Somalia who stabbed ten people (not fatally) at a shopping mall in Minnesota, in the United States, before the fundamentalist group Islamic State was killed by the police, he later declared that he was behind the attack, but the little information obtained so far indicates that Adan acted alone.

As in the case of Syed Farook, the sniper who killed 14 people in San Bernardino at the end of last year, Adan's iPhone is locked with a password, which means that the FBI cannot access its contents. Regarding the imbroglio, the special agent of the institution Rich Thorton stated:

Dahir Adan's iPhone is locked. We are evaluating our legal and technical options to gain access to the device and the data it may contain.

In other words, everything indicates that the FBI will try another attack on Ma so that the company will facilitate the task of breaking into a locked iPhone without your password. Last time, the request to create a special version of iOS with a backdoor that allowed security agencies to circumvent this protection was rejected by Cupertino, the company claimed that such a creation would be extremely destructive if it got in the wrong hands, which started the whole dispute between the parties.

At that time, the FBI ended up being able to access the sealed iPhone with the help of an Israeli firm. The method employed, however, does not work with recent devices. That is, it is very likely that the agency will come up with Apple again.

This is a discussion that takes extremely polemic themes to public security and privacy, to begin with. Which side are you on?

(via 9to5Mac)