If the FBI wants to help local law enforcement crack into iPhones, it may need to act fast. According to experts both inside and outside Apple, once the security flaw that allowed officials to get inside the mobile device is fixed, the opportunity for police to exploit this weakness will be gone for good. And it looks as though the exposure of that security flaw is inevitable, Digital Trends reports.
While the FBI has yet to disclose just how it managed to get inside an iPhone 5C at the center of a messy debate over privacy laws in the United States (and the San Bernardino tragedy), experts note that the government may soon have to reveal its secrets in a court of law. As a new Reuters report points out, if the Bureau continues to help local police forces unlock individual iPhones (which is appears they will), those responsible for hacking into the devices will likely be cross-examined and pressed for details on their methods. Read more at Digital Trends.