FBI iPhone Hack

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Recently in IEEE Spectrum there was an interesting article:
5 Ways Cyber Experts Think the FBI Might Have Hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

“Last week, the FBI announced that it had, with the help of a third party, successfully broken into the passcode-protected iPhone 5C owned by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.”

IEEE Spectrum listed five techniques that may have been behind this controversial hack

  1. Exploit a known vulnerability in iOS 9.
  2. Circumvent the iPhone’s passcode protection by intercepting operations (internal communications) between its processor and it’s memory.
  3. Continually reset the memory, allowing multiple password attempts (enabling a brute force attack).
  4. A physical attack – tear it apart and read the data on memory chips (a destructive and risky process).
  5. A side-channel attack – knowing the specifications, scan the device using specialized tools.

So what can we learn from this?

Those who understand how it works can hack it.

Apple iPhone 5

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