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Apple calls BS on FBI, AG: We're totally not dragging our feet in murder probe iPhone decryption. PS: No backdoors

GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

Re: Am I Stupid or Tired

@Anonymous Boring Coward: "I strongly suspect the Israeli company"

One of the Cellebrite hacks was physical, they sold a device which exploited a flaw in the lightning cable comms protocols, which could put the phone into some diagnostic / engineering mode, making it easier to retrieve data. As far as I understand, those physical units sold for around the sum reported, and were armed for four or five exploits.

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