“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

iPhones, apparently now hackable

So the FBI finally got into the iPhone belonging to the dead San Bernardino shooter, with the help of a "third party", which probably means a pimply-faced, 17 year old, gamer who's forgotten more about hacking than the entire US government ever knew.
Here's how I imagine the converstation went down between Apple and the FBI:
FBI: Hey Apple, how's about helping us hack into your iPhone?
Apple: Um, no.
FBI: Hey Apple, we hacked your iPhone anyway so never mind
Apple: Hey FBI, how's about telling us how you did that?
FBI: Um, no.
Heh heh heh. I was on Apple's side, but that's still funny.


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

"...with the help of a "third party", which probably means..." the Mossad.

Ed said...

WHAT? Isaac, while the Jews may have a hand in some nefarious goings-on here and there, there isn't a hand-wringing evil Joo behind every bush. What in the world suggests to you that a dirty Jew helped the FBI hack an iPhone?

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

“Cellebrite, a privately held Israeli company that specializes in transferring or extracting data from phones, is helping the FBI unlock the iPhone, according to a report in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on Wednesday. If its method is successful, the FBI will no longer need Apple's help with the iPhone….”

(source: “FBI's iPhone hack may come from Israeli security firm”, http://www.cnet.com/news/fbis-iphone-hack-help-may-come-from-israeli-security-firm/)

Ed said...

That may be, but the initial reports were that it was a third-party individual.....of course I trust the media about as much as I trust anybody in government so perhaps you are right.

If so, so what? I imagine the Mossad has a vested interest in helping us stop Islamic terrorism, so I don't mind.