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

Sunday January 14, 2018

FBI Hacker Says Apple Are "Jerks" and "Evil Geniuses" for Encrypting iPhones

At a cyber security conference in Manhattan this week, FBI forensic expert Stephen Flatley reiterated his agency’s dislike of cryptography and how it makes investigations much more difficult. Flatley is particularly annoyed at Apple because the company made it even harder to crack passwords by brute force: "password attempts speed went from 45 passwords a second to one every 18 seconds."

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"At what point is it just trying to one up things and at what point is it to thwart law enforcement?" he added. "Apple is pretty good at evil genius stuff." On the other hand, Flatley repeatedly praised the Israeli company Cellebrite, which sells hacking devices and technologies to law enforcement agencies around the world. Flatley said that they are the ones who can counter Apple’s security technology.