India to Buy Technology to Hack Password-Protected iPhones

Israeli security firm Cellebrite was one of the names involved in the San Bernardino iPhone saga, with the FBI reportedly contacting the company in order to hack the password-protected phone belonging to one of the shooters.

Although the FBI eventually broke into the iPhone with help from an undisclosed group of hackers, Cellebrite also owned technology that could hack password-protected Apple devices, and this caught the attention of authorities across the world.

India for some reason wanted to be part of this story too, and the country decided that it didn’t want to get involved into this kind of controversy over an iPhone used for illegal activities, so it was looking into ways to make sure that it would be capable of breaking into locked phones.

And according to a report from The Economic Times, India is very close to buyi… (read more)

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