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FBI likely won't tell Apple how it cracked San Bernardino iPhone

Posted by Steve Schram on April 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Originally published on April 27, 2016 on USA Today by Kevin Johnson.

WASHINGTON — The government is not likely to notify Apple Inc., of the method used to hack into iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.

The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said the FBI concluded that authorities had not positively identified a software vulnerability to trigger a formal government review. If the FBI had found such a vulnerability, the FBI would have notified the tech giant as to how federal agents gained access to the device.

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