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Here's how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

The story so far...

  • In December 2015, Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people at the Inland Regional Center where Farook worked
  • To investigate a link between Farook and potential terrorists who convinced him to carry out the attack, the FBI sought to crack Farook's iPhone 5c - their only lead
  • The FBI turned to Apple to help, Apple refused to create a 'backdoor', fearing such an exploit would jeopardise their users' security
  • After putting pressure on Apple through the US courts, the FBI dropped the case after it apparently found a way to hack the iPhone 5c

And here's how...

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