FBI says to help in cracking iPhone 6 in murder case

Apr

1

2016

The FBI has promised his help in obtaining access to an iPhone 6 and an iPod. These are important in a murder case in the US state of Arkansas. Recently, the FBI was able to get all access with the help of an unknown third party to an iPhone 5c.

It is unclear which technique to use the FBI to gain access to the devices and whether this same technique which earlier this week was applied to the iPhone in the case of the attacks in San Bernardino. That is what the federal investigative service did nothing to let go . The prosecutor who was in charge early with the prosecution in the murder case to postpone the case when the FBI came out with the news. The iPhone and iPod belong to two suspects.

It is not known what version of iOS on the iPhone 6 is installed. The difference with the iPhone 6 is that it is provided with a fingerprint scanner, and an additional layer of security in the form of a “Secure Enclave. This is a co-processor which uses encrypted memory and has a random number generator on-board. If the device start-up will be created on the basis of an unknown UID a key, with which the processor encrypts files which writes it to the file system.

According to IOS expert Jonathan Zdziarksi would be the presence of this co-processor access to complicate the iPhone, if use is made ​​of a technique as NAND mirroring. He suspected that this is applied in order to gain access to the iPhone 5c in the San Bernardino case. He also speaks of the possibility of a software-based manner, which should also work in principle on devices with Secure Enclave.

Earlier, an FBI agent at the LA Times that it is unlikely that the technique that gave access to the iPhone 5c for other models could be used. The technique should not be used in criminal proceedings, as there is a risk that it becomes public.

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