Continues the diatribe between the FBI and Apple with regards to the request to unlock the iPhone of the would-be assassin who shot him in the base, naval air Pensacola, Florida.
The Wall Street Journal published new details on the story. Apparently, the two iphones belonging to the official saudi who killed three american military would have an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 7. It would thus be two devices rather dated, the safety of which is less when compared to newer models.
The thesis of the FBI appears fairly clear: if third party companies can unlock these iPhone, even without a backdoor, because Apple refuses to do so? Already in 2015, with the well-known case of San Bernardino, the FBI gave to the israeli company to unlock the iPhone 5 for the bomber, just because Apple had stated that it could not in any way access data of the iPhone protected by a password.
Also this time, one of the two devices is the iPhone 5. This means that it could be used the same exploit used in 2015, but Apple has already stated that ” I can do this.
At this point, it is not excluded that the FBI may again call the Cellebrite to unlock the iPhone of the bomber Pensacola.
If it was iPhone XS or later models, then the thesis of the Apple on the impossibility of making a release, it was difficult to refute. Since the two models older, about what are already been discovered some of the exploits, the doubts remain.