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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How Strong Is Apple’s iPhone Encryption? Not Strong Enough, Apparently

Browsing the news on an iPhone. (Japanexperterna.se/Flickr)

The FBI’s ability to break into an iPhone without Apple’s assistance is raising questions about iPhone security. (Japanexperterna.se/Flickr)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said late Monday that it successfully broke into an encrypted iPhone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook. An unnamed third party provided the workaround, which is said to have only worked on that phone.

Arik Hesseldahl of Re/code tells Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti that while the hack means Apple does not need to help the FBI in this case, it is raising concerns about the strength of Apple’s encryption overall.

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