The iPhone has always been considered as a reference in terms of security in the world of telephony. Apple’s fierce controls over the App Store and an obsession to defend user privacy, which we have seen clearly in the affair with the FBI, have put the terminal at the mercy of hackers. Or that is at least what Edward Snowden thinks, who has just opened the box of thunder by warning that the iPhone could be the victim of a massive attack after the FBI gained access to iPhone 5c involved in the attacks in San Bernardino.
As you know, after the dimes and diretes between Apple and the U.S. agency, the seconds managed to unlock the terminal without giving details to the manufacturer on how they did it. This situation, according to Snowden, exposes a vulnerability on the iPhone that hackers would soon find. The activist, in a chain of tweets sent from his personal account, puts date to the attack: it would be this year and even go further, to note that it would occur before August.
The iPhone in the fireplace
Snowden’s prediction somehow blames the FBI in the event that such a massive attack were to take place, by the U.S. agency refusing to explain to Apple how it managed to access the terminal and allowing Tim Cook’s to plug the security holes through which the authorities have managed to sneak in. In this pulse the manufacturer of Cupertino refused at all times to collaborate with the authorities by repeatedly arguing that for them the privacy of the user was a priority, and it seems that the agency is now taking its particular revenge.
Apple, for its part, has also not revealed whether it knows the technique used by the FBI to access the iPhone 5c, but it did respond by once again defending its position and raising the debate to a national question about freedoms. It is not known if those of the block are taking concrete measures, although rumor has it that they were working on an impregnable shielding of the terminal, as a definitive response in their defense of the privacy of the user.