NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers spoke at RSA Conference about public-private cooperation and sharing, but failed to touch on the agency’s silence around the Apple-FBI debate.
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The annual Cryptographers’ Panel at RSA Conference took on the FBI-Apple debate head-on, and could not arrive at a unified conclusion.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including the ongoing FBiOS battle, a court ruling re: Tor, and Operation Blockbuster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SANS Institute has discovered a scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines using an installer signed with a legitimate Apple developer certificate.