Friday, March 04, 2016

San Bernardino DA claims Syed Farouk’s iPhone may house ‘cyber pathogen’ | TechCrunch

The saga continues...

"“Cyber pathogen” isn’t a common term. In fact, it’s a phrase that has never been used in conjunction with system threats.

Ramos, it seems, is referring to the possibility that there is dormant virus is on the device which, if released, could wreak havoc on San Bernardino’s IT network. The problem with that scenario — which we are paraphrasing because the term “cyber pathogen” is meaningless — is that it isn’t doesn’t make sense, as Jonathan Zdziarski, an iOS security researcher frequently cited in the FBI-Apple battle, explained in detail on his blog. If the device does contain malware, as the DA appears to be suggesting, that would mean that it has been jailbroken and therefore the authorities do not require Apple’s assistance to get inside it."
San Bernardino DA claims Syed Farouk’s iPhone may house ‘cyber pathogen’ | TechCrunch
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