The FBI’s claim that it needs Apple to get to the iPhone fitting in with San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is false, as indicated by NSA informant Edward Snowden.
FBI Can Hack iPhone Without Apple’s Help
Talking about the FBI’s affirmation that Apple has “exclusive techical means” to open the iPhone, Snowden said “Deferentially, that is bullsh*t”.
Snowden expounded later on Twitter connecting to a piece by the American Civil Liberties Union clarifying how the FBI could go around the iPhone’s auto-eradicate highlight without Cupertino’s assistance.
The article clarifies that the FBI simply needs to copy the “NAND” streak memory to guarantee it doesn’t wipe the record system key forever.
“All the FBI needs to do to maintain a strategic distance from any irreversible auto delete is easy to duplicate that glimmer memory (which incorporates the Effaceable Storage) before it tries 10 password endeavors. It can then re-attempt uncertainly, in light of the fact that it can restore the NAND streak memory from its reinforcement duplicate.”
Snowden further explained on Twitter: “The global technological consensus is against the FBI,” he wrote — linking to a blog post on the American Civil Liberties Union website explaining exactly how the FBI could have bypassed the iPhone’s auto-erase function on its own. That’s “one example,” he wrote.