“John McAfee, the anti-virus program pioneer and gadfly U.S. presidential candidate, claimed that unlocking the Apple iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the shooters who carried out a deadly attack in San Bernardino, California, late last year, is a ‘trivial’ exercise and explained how it should take the FBI just 30 minutes to complete it,” David Gilbert reports for International Business Times.
“McAfee indicated he believes unlocking the iPhone is a ‘trivial’ matter and that the FBI knows this, adding that if it doesn’t, then ‘we are in deep trouble,'” Gilbert reports. “And he said that if the FBI is indeed aware of how trivial it is to unlock the iPhone, then it is deceiving the public by ‘asking for a universal key’ to access Apple’s smartphones.”
Gilbert reports, “According to McAfee, this is how the FBI could unlock Farook’s iPhone…”
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MacDailyNews Take: Prove it, John.
Of course, even if McAfee’s claim were true, then the FBI wouldn’t have established a precedent and obtained a “key” that they can use on any iPhone they deem necessary forevermore.
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