John McAfee, inventor of one of the most widely used computer antivirus programs in the U. S. , offered in a Business Insider piece published Thursday to help the FBI hack into the encrypted iPhone of one of the suspects in December's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Shows The FBI How To Hack An iPhone But his explainer is at odds with ordinary security practices and Apples own guidelines. mcafee iphone fbi
Mar 30, 2016 Cybersecurity legend and Libertarian candidate John McAfee says the FBI unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone using a device that the FBI had in their possession since 2013.
John McAfee, the antivirus program pioneer and gadfly U. S. presidential candidate, claimed that unlocking the Apple iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the shooters who carried out a deadly attack in San Bernardino, California, late last year, is a trivial exercise and explained how it should take the FBI just 30 minutes to complete it. Staff McAfee will break iPhone crypto for FBI in 3 weeks or eat shoe on live TV One man& his crew of hackers will save freedom by hacking where no one else dares.mcafee iphone fbi Mr McAfee made the offer to the FBI in an article published by Business Insider. Apple has refused to comply with a court order asking it to unlock the device, dividing opinion over whether the firm should be compelled to do so. Mr McAfee said he and his team would take on the task free of charge .
Watch video McAfee, though, believes the FBI would want a backdoor, which he called idiotic. Since the method it wants to use is based on software, the platform could eventually be replicated by malicious hackers, he argued. mcafee iphone fbi McAfee has been on a media tour discussing a court order that directs Apple to write custom code to help the FBI access a terrorists iPhone. The method McAfee says he would use to break open the phone, he admitted to the Daily Dot, is false. Watch video McAfee has publicly petitioned the FBI to let him hack an iPhone used by a shooter in a deadly December terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Apple, the maker of the iPhone, has so far refused, saying a master key creates cybersecurity threats to other iPhone users and the government has overstepped the boundaries of