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FBI Wants to But Can’t Hack the Phone of Texas Church Shooter
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 02:15:07 PM »
FBI Wants to But Can’t Hack the Phone of Texas Church Shooter
8 November 2017, 1:24 pm

FBI agents who are investigating the Texas church shooting cannot access the information stored on the attacker’s phone because the device is encrypted and the agency doesn’t have the necessary resources to unlock it, an official said earlier this week.

While the FBI did not reveal the brand or the phone model that shooter Devin Patrick Kelley was using, it’s believed it’s one of the new-generation flagships, as breaking into these phones has often been considered impossible, with parent companies paying particular attention to making devices harder to crack.

Apple’s iPhone, for example, has been the subject of a several months-long dispute between the Cupertino-based technology giant and the FBI last year when investigators attempted to extract data from the device used by one of the attackers. The agency requested Apple’s help to unlock the iPhone, but the company refused to do it, claiming such a decision would compromise the security of all its customers.

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