Description: This past week the FBI announced that it had cracked the Apple iPhone associated with the San Bernadino tragedy. Subsequently, the FBI withdrew from its court action against Apple as the need for Apple’s co-operation in unlocking the phone was now a moot point. Speculation is that the FBI’s success against the iPhone may be a boon for security companies such as Symantec and FireEye.
Date: March 30, 2016
1) Had you followed any of the media accounts on the legal battle between Apple and the FBI? Which of the two parties – Apple versus the FBI – did you believe had the strongest position?
2) Were you surprised that the FBI was able to crack the phone?
3) Do you think that the fact that the FBI got into the phone means that third party vendors may benefit through creating new iOS security apps?