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Apple confirms that it will seal up law enforcement’s favorite iPhone cracking method – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

A new version of iOS will block a controversial loophole that law enforcement agencies have leveraged in order to crack into locked iPhones. In an upcoming version of iOS (likely iOS 12), Apple will include a feature known as USB Restricted Mode, which limits access to a locked iPhone through its USB port. The feature […]

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FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones from 2017 alone that investigators were unable to access. The real number is likely less than a quarter of that, The Washington Post reports. Internal records cited […]

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