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Apple lauds own encryption efforts, says hackers are primary iPhone threat

04/15/2016, 08:09:18 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple engineers jumped on a conference call with press outlets shortly following Friday's New York court filing to tout the company's encryption efforts, while at the same time making clear that those protocols are in place to protect against hackers, not government intrusion.

Apple says FBI has failed to prove necessity in New York iPhone unlock case

04/15/2016, 05:53:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple in a court filing Friday argued the FBI has "utterly failed" to prove necessity in its request for assistance in extracting data from a passcode-locked iPhone related to a New York drug case.

AppleInsider podcast imagines 'Apple Car,' talks FBI and emotion, and 'iPhone 7' rumors

04/15/2016, 08:13:00 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikey's appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBI's posturing, and fresh "iPhone 7" rumors.

Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

04/14/2016, 06:27:48 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

Apple unlikely to learn details of San Bernardino iPhone exploit

04/14/2016, 12:55:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple, in an effort to protect customers against a heretofore unknown iPhone vulnerability, has sought information regarding a working encryption exploit used by the Justice Department in its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks. A new report, however, suggests the passcode bypass technique will likely remain secret.

Boston judge orders Apple help FBI access iPhone 6, falls short of forcing decryption

04/08/2016, 07:31:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Recently unsealed court documents show Apple in February was ordered to assist the FBI in accessing an iPhone tied to a Boston court case, but the government has seemingly abandoned its pursuit as the ruling fell short of forcing Apple to bypass its own security.

Apple says it won't sue FBI to find out how San Bernardino iPhone 5c was hacked

04/08/2016, 03:23:43 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Saying that whatever method was used by the FBI will have a "short shelf life," Apple on Friday revealed it has no intention to sue the bureau in an effort to find out how it hacked the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in California.

AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, new betas, FBI & more

04/08/2016, 08:02:00 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and Neil's feelings about the iPhone SE. Also, we talk beta software, some of Neil's favorite apps, and the ongoing FBI saga.

Apple's first court-ordered iPhone unlock likely dates back to 2008 case, report says

04/07/2016, 08:26:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

A report chronicling Apple's history of handling government data requests says the company received, and willingly complied with, its first court order to help unlock an iPhone in 2008. Apple continued on that path until around 2014, when the wider tech industry began clamping down on product security in light of revelations regarding government snooping operations.

FBI reportedly briefs senators on San Bernardino iPhone hack

04/06/2016, 05:21:05 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The Justice Department has shared, or plans to share, details of its San Bernardino iPhone data extraction technique with high ranking U.S. senators, including Senate Intelligence Committee leaders working on a contentious cybersecurity bill, a report said Wednesday.

FBI lawyer refuses to say whether data extracted from San Bernardino iPhone is 'useful'

04/05/2016, 11:15:03 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

After engaging Apple in a high-profile court battle to unlock a terror suspect's iPhone, the FBI remains mum as to whether or not data gleaned from the device is "useful" to investigators.

This week on AI: DOJ drops court order, Apple ships iPhone SE & 9.7" iPad Pro, iOS 9.3.1 fixes critical Web link bug

04/02/2016, 05:10:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple's confrontation with the U.S. government over encryption took a major twist, thanks to the Justice Department officially withdrawing its court order. Later in the week, Apple shipped the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and fixed a critical bug via iOS 9.3.1.

FBI agrees to help crack iPhone 6 and iPod tied to Arkansas murder trial, but method unknown

03/30/2016, 09:47:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday agreed to assist prosecutors in unlocking an iPhone 6 and iPod linked to an Arkansas murder trial, but whether the agency is is leveraging its newfound iPhone exploit is unclear. in cases beyond San Bernardino.

As FBI's iPhone exploit remains secret, Apple's security operation in transition

03/30/2016, 12:21:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple got more than it bargained for in its stand against government snooping. With the FBI keeping mum on methods used to extract data from an iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, Apple must patch a security hole it knows nothing about, a task one report suggests is made more difficult by a recent reorganization of its security team.

DOJ confirms successful iPhone data extraction, withdraws encryption case against Apple [u]

03/28/2016, 05:47:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The Department of Justice on Monday filed to withdraw a legal action compelling Apple's assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, saying it successfully gained access to, and extracted data from, the target device.

This week on AI: iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, Apple Watch changes & more

03/26/2016, 05:42:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The week began with Apple announcing a collection of new products, mainly the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but continued to be eventful, with developments in the encryption debate, problems with iOS 9.3, and future plans for Apple Pay.

Apple requests delay in NYC iPhone encryption case, citing FBI's efforts to unlock San Bernardino phone

03/25/2016, 04:41:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Apple on Thursday filed to extend the briefing schedule of a court case in New York regarding a passcode protected iPhone, saying proceedings should be delayed until the FBI reports on the viability of a potential encryption workaround in a tangentially related case in San Bernardino.

'NAND mirroring' could let FBI break into iPhone without Apple's help, researchers say

03/23/2016, 04:37:04 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Whether or not Cellebrite is involved, the FBI may be able to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook through a process known as "NAND mirroring," security researchers explained on Wednesday.

Proposed Senate bill grants courts authority to force access to encrypted data

03/21/2016, 09:52:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

According to a report on Monday, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are circulating a draft bill that would give federal courts liberal authority to compel tech company compliance with government requests for access to encrypted data.

DOJ seeks to delay Apple encryption hearing, says it may be able to unlock iPhone after all [u]

03/21/2016, 07:02:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

In a last minute motion filed in the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption case, the DOJ on Monday asked a federal court to vacate a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, saying an outside party has come forward with a potential unlock method that would negate the need for Apple's assistance.

Researchers, Apple collaborate to fix iMessage security hole with today's release of iOS 9.3

03/21/2016, 08:33:19 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

A bug has been discovered in Apple's iMessage encryption by security researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who have collaborated with the company to help patch the issue in the upcoming iOS 9.3 software update, set to be released to the public today.

This week on AI: Apple's March 21 event, 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'GovtOS' resistance & more

03/19/2016, 05:39:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Media attention naturally gravitated towards Apple's March 21 press event, where the company is expected to show off a new 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Plenty of other happenings were in the air though, including "iPhone 7" rumors and Apple's ongoing confrontation with the Department of Justice and the FBI over encryption.

Apple, US prosecutors to present and cross-examine witnesses at iPhone encryption hearing

03/18/2016, 06:13:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The U.S. government filed, and was subsequently granted, a request to allow prosecutors and Apple attorneys the chance to present and cross examine witnesses at next week's court hearing over unlocking an encrypted iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino attack.

FBI issues safety warning to auto makers on vehicle software security

03/18/2016, 01:58:05 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

The FBI this week sent out a warning to car makers and owners, alerting them to potential security holes in automotive software, all while still pushing Apple to create a method to break into securely encrypted iPhones.

Apple employees threaten to quit if forced to build GovtOS, report says

03/17/2016, 06:23:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

According to a report published Thursday, a number of high-level Apple employees would rather quit their jobs than comply with a court order compelling the creation of an intentionally flawed version of iOS, currently being sought by the FBI in its investigation into the San Bernardino shootings.