The FBI, which recently hacked into an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters, will not inform Apple how it went about doing so. This is the latest news in the arm-wrestling match between both parties and, unfortunately, means Apple may not know about an open security hole.
“The FBI knows how to use the phone-hacking tool it bought to open the iPhone 5c but doesn’t specifically knows how it works, allowing the tool to avoid a White House review,” The Wall Street Journal said recently. The White House has the authority to decide whether or not Apple should know about the flaw through the Vulnerability Equities Process, The Wall Street Journal explained, but only if it’s ever presented with a review — and only if the FBI actually knows how it works.
The good news here is that Apple has already suggested that the flaw isn’t present in newer iPhones. The move also suggests that, since the FBI isn’t willing to share knowledge with Apple, Apple will work even harder to make sure the security and privacy walls on its phones are stronger than ever.
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