FBI Tests The Waters On Another Attempt To Force Apple To Unlock An iPhone
from the not-this-again dept
You may recall the knife attack in a Minnesota mall last month that wounded 10 individuals. The attacker, Dahir Adan, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer. The FBI is still investigating and guess what? Adan had an iPhone. And it's locked.
Thornton said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still investigating Adan's activities and wants access to his cell phone."Technical options" meaning if any of the previously obtained methods will work to break in... and "legal" options as in going back to court to try, once again, to abuse the All Writs Act to force Apple to create backdoored code. Stay tuned...
"Dahir Adan's iPhone is locked and we are in the process of assessing our legal and technical options to gain access to this device and the data it may contain," Thornton said.