Friday, February 3, 2017

White Hat Hacker to FBI: "Be careful in what you wish for."

A year ago, there was a lot of controversy about Apple not creating a backdoor for the FBI to access locked information in a criminal's iPhone. Although Apple was going to be forced to help unlock the phone, Cellebrite stepped in and unlocked the device for them. That seemed to be the end of it. However, a white hat hacker has hacked Cellebrite and leaked the bypass tools they made to unlock the iPhone [Source: Motherboard]. Yeah, maybe the FBI should rethink what hackers are capable of. In a file, the hacker left this note: "@FBI Be careful in what you wish for." Truly, something the FBI should consider when dealing with the security of millions of devices.

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