John McAfee Decrypts San Bernardino IPhone For Free And Edward Snowden Defends Apple

Posted: Feb 18 2016, 8:00am CST | by , in News | Apple


John McAfee Decrypts San Bernardino iPhone For Free and Edward Snowden Defends Apple
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The Apple iPhone backdoor court order controversy triggered responses from a wide range of people.

"Cybersecurity legend" John McAfee offers to decrypt the San Bernardino iPhone for free with his team of hackers. This is not just a service for the FBI, it will also free Apple from installing a backdoor says McAfee in an op-ed on Business Insider.

John McAfee, who is also running for President by the way, is offering to save the security of our iPhones by doing a one-off hack. He claims that by primarily using social engineering it will take three weeks to break into the iPhone 5C of Syed Rizwan Farook who killed 14 people together with his wife in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, 2015.

I don't know how social engineering would help to hack an iPhone of a dead person, but then I am not a hacker. 

John McAfee also says that if Apple puts a backdoor into the iPhone it will be the beginning of the end of America. He is right about that.

Edward Snowden also chimed into the discussion. He tweeted: The FBI is creating a world where citizens rely on Apple to defend their rights, rather than the other way around. This is the most important tech case in a decade. Silence means google picked a side, but it's not the public's."

Besides the above cyber security celebs, there also have been a group of activists that showed their support to Apple by demonstrating outside Apple Stores yesterday evening.

Fight for the Future Rally

Fight for the Future has planned more events on Feb. 23. You can find more details here. As Snowden said, this is the most important tech case in a decade and it affects everybody.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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