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Sources doubt anonymous Gray Hats cracked San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

It’s been weeks since somebody–not Apple–successfully hacked into the iPhone of Syed Farook, but we still don’t know who, or how much they were paid.  The common thinking is that it was a group of anonymous “gray hats”—that is, security pros operating in the gray area between legit research and criminal hacking.  But security industry … Continue reading “Sources doubt anonymous Gray Hats cracked San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone”

It’s been weeks since somebody–not Apple–successfully hacked into the iPhone of Syed Farook, but we still don’t know who, or how much they were paid. 

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The common thinking is that it was a group of anonymous “gray hats”—that is, security pros operating in the gray area between legit research and criminal hacking. 

But security industry sources say the mysterious helper might yet be Cellebrite, the Israeli security company originally thought to have cracked the phone.

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Fast Company Senior Writer Mark Sullivan covers emerging technology, politics, artificial intelligence, large tech companies, and misinformation. An award-winning San Francisco-based journalist, Sullivan's work has appeared in Wired, Al Jazeera, CNN, ABC News, CNET, and many others.

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