Posts Tagged ‘FBI’

The battle between the FBI and Apple continues, with the bureau still not able to get access to two iPhones relating to the Pensacola terrorism case. Here are the details.

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A Federal court in the U.S. has ordered Apple to help the FBI crack the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple has responded with an open letter by CEO Tim Cook. Here are the details.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI employs a secret tactic in its quest to keep up to speed on suspects: a hacker-like feature that allows the Bureau to remotely activate the microphone of any laptop or an Android smartphone. From there, the FBI can listen in on activity without the knowledge of the device’s owner.

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During the course of this year, there have been a number of minor security-based controversies that have revolved around third-party app developers building functionality into their apps to capture and upload the Unique Identifier (UDID) of the device to their own servers. Till the time this knowledge became public, there was uproar from specific sections of the iOS community, and although the UDID itself doesn’t really represent a significant risk when placed in the wrong hands, the latest UDID-based news is sure to be a cause for concern for a large number of iPhone and iPad owners.

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In what can only be described as an interesting turn of events, the FBI has released a document put together when Steve Jobs was being considered for a role under President Bush in 1991.

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Internet activist group Anonymous stroke once again on Friday after it released 400 megabytes worth of data belonging to ManTech, one of the FBI’s contractors, which is one of the largest security contractors in the world. It now turns out that not even the United States Government is immune from attacks, but we already knew that, didn’t we?

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A few days ago, it was reported that the FBI had arrested several hackers associated with the online activism group Anonymous/LulzSec. As expected, the arrests didn’t sit in well with the group which has now issued a rather defying statement.

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