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  • FBI's claim on encrypted phones turns out to be (shock!) false

    FBI's flawed phone tally blamed on programming error. 7,800 unbreakable mobes? Er, um...We meant 1,000. Maybe 2,000

    At issue is the Feds' claim that it has seized 7,000 phones it can't crack because they're encrypted.

    FBI boss Christopher Wray upped the ante in December 2017, telling a Congressional budget hearing the FBI couldn't access the content of “approximately 7,800 mobile devices” in spite of having the legal authority to do so.

    However, the Washington Post is now reporting that number was “inflated”, and instead, the FBI only has somwhere between 1,000 and 2,000 phones thanks to double and even triple counting of phones.
    Rest at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05...ramming_error/

  • #2
    soon got that i-phone cracked once they got the Israelis in

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    • #3
      Yes but that was an old school iPhone 5 which had a completely different security setup - it was designed in the "happy" pre-Snowden days.

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      • #4
        Man. The FBI has really been taking it on the chin lately.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheKiwi View Post
          Yes but that was an old school iPhone 5 which had a completely different security setup - it was designed in the "happy" pre-Snowden days.
          I still have a sneaking feeling that they have a way in - and they put out this rubbish just to make people think the device/app they have is secure

          makes you wonder what came after the smurf kit? https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/Smurf-Suite

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          • #6
            ‘Onlee hath somwhere’

            Hmm okay...

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