Apple vs FBI

Phone Crackers

Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey, a relatively cheap tool for bypassing the encryption on iPhones, while the FBI pushes again for encryption backdoors.
Joseph Cox
4.12.18
Apple vs FBI

FBI Barely Tried to Hack San Bernardino iPhone Before Going to Court With Apple

A new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General found that the FBI could have done more before going to court and arguing it needed Apple's help to unlock an alleged terrorist's phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.27.18
Apple

We’re Winning The Crypto Wars

While the FBI and some governments are still fighting the Crypto Wars in courts and with laws, the spread of encryption appears unstoppable.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.8.16
New York

Feds Drop Another iPhone Unlocking Case After Perp Remembers His Password

Apple avoids another encryption showdown in New York.
Janus Kopfstein
4.23.16
FBI

The 'Hack in a Box' the Government Won’t Use in Its New York iPhone Case

Instead of using a $200 device, the Department of Justice dragged Apple to court in New York.
Sarah Jeong
4.22.16
Hacking

FBI Director: We Paid More Than $1.2 Million for San Bernardino iPhone Hack

The pricey technique that unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone still hasn’t produced any valuable evidence.
Janus Kopfstein
4.21.16
News

The Feds Have Abandoned Another iPhone Unlocking Case in Boston

A judge in Boston ordered Apple to help the FBI get data from an iPhone, but the government seems to have abandoned the case.
Joshua Kopstein and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.8.16
Apple

Neither Apple nor DOJ Will Back Down in New York iPhone Case

Despite pulling out of its San Bernardino case, the government is still going after Apple in a New York case over a passcode-locked iPhone.
Sarah Jeong
4.8.16
News

Apple’s Next Encryption Battle Is Likely Playing Out in Secret in a Boston Court

The FBI appears to want Apple's help unlocking an iPhone 6 Plus in a case involving a suspected Boston gang member.
Janus Kopfstein
3.31.16
Apple

What If the FBI Tried to Crack an Android Phone? We Attacked One to Find Out

What happens when one tries to crack into a locked Android phone?
William Enck and Adwait Nadkarni
3.30.16
Apple

63 Times the Feds Asked Apple and Google to Help Unlock Phones

The ACLU has found 63 publicly available court cases in which the government asked Apple or Google for ‘technical assistance’ to unlock a smartphone.
Jason Koebler
3.30.16
Google

The Government Has Used the All Writs Act on Android Phones At Least 9 Times

Five different agencies have asked Google for help using the All Writs Act.
Jason Koebler
3.30.16
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