Apple on Thursday filed a motion to vacate a court order mandating it assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooter.
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The ongoing dispute between the FBI and Apple has brought out the fact that Apple must be part of its own threat model going forward.
Apple attorney Marc J. Zwillinger unsealed a response to the court that shows Apple has received a dozen requests to unlock users’ devices since October.
Apple removed an iOS application from its Chinese iTunes App Store that offered Chinese iOS users the ability download pirated apps on non-jailbroken devices.
IOActive researcher Andrew Zonenberg said he has carried out previous hardware-based hacks against silicon chips that he believes could by used by the FBI to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c.
AirDroid releases critical patch to protect 50 million of its users from vulnerability exposing personal data on Android devices.
Security expert Dan Guido wrote that Apple has the technical capabilities to bypass or disable passcode protections on the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook opposes a court order mandating that Apple help the FBI crack an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
Researchers at Heimdal Security report public attacks against Android devices using the Mazar bot, which was advertised months ago in a Russian cybercrime forum.
Google’s monthly Android Security Bulletin includes a patch for a critical flaw in the Broadcom Wi-Fi driver and another set of exploitable issues in Mediaserver.