Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday March 21, 2016

Johns Hopkins Researchers Poke A Hole In Apple’s Encryption

A group of Johns Hopkins University researchers found a bug in Apple's encryption. You know, the encryption that is "impossible" to break. The research group will publish a paper describing the attack as soon as Apple issues a patch.

This specific flaw in Apple’s iMessage platform probably would not have helped the FBI pull data from an iPhone recovered in December’s San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack, but it shatters the notion that strong commercial encryption has left no opening for law enforcement and hackers, said Matthew D. Green, a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University who led the research team.