On March 28, 2016, FBI has revealed that they have managed to hack an iPhone 5C which belongs to one of the San Bernardino shooters.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation made it clear that they accessed the phone without the help of Apple Inc, and the agency is not at all ready to reveal Apple about the measures they took to unlock the security features of the phone.
As FBI accessed the iPhone 5C without any hassles, the tech giant now guesses about the safety vulnerability of millions of Apple devices which are there for the general public.
Justin Olsson, product counsel at AVG Technologies, told that Apple might be tensed about the current developments. He also added that Government should unveil the technique which helped them hack the Apple device so that the manufacturer can harden the security features which will benefit its customers.
According to reports, the United States Government usually develop hacking techniques to counter terrorism and other related activities, and they used to hide the infiltration methods from the affected companies as well. It is still unclear that FBI’s hacking technique which worked in iPhone 5C can be used in other Apple products as well.
The proceedings, in this case, has been ruling the headlines for the past few months. Everything started when Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife killed 14 people in December. Then, FBI requested Apple to unlock Farook’s work phone, while the tech giant refused to do so.
A close source told that FBI guessed the password more than ten times, and it allowed them to use software to run through potential passcodes which finally helped them landing in the correct one.
As per latest updates, Apple’s attorneys are trying all possible ways to compel the Government to unleash the technique which has been used to hack the phone.
This move clearly indicates that the legal battle between Silicon Valley and law enforcement will continue in the coming months as well.