Short Bytes: In an interview on National TV, John McAfee revealed how he can crack any iPhone or computer in just 30 minutes. He said that FBI knows how to do this and the law enforcement agency is deceiving the public by asking for a universal key to access more devices in future cases.
Speaking to Russia Today, the Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidate said that FBI is fooling people by forcing Apple to create a backdoor in iOS security in the name of unlocking the iPhone 5c used in the shooting. He says that FBI already knows how to unlock the iPhone and if it doesn’t, then the American population is in deep trouble.
In the video shared ahead, McAfee said that the law enforcement agency is deceiving the public by asking for a universal key to access more devices in future cases.
In the interview, he said that he is going to tell the world exactly how we do this. “Now I’ll probably lose my admission to the world hackers’ community, however, I’m gonna tell you,” he said. He went on to explain that a combination of a hardware and software engineer should do the trick. While the hardware engineer will take apart the iPhone and run a disassembler, the software engineer will scan the code to figure out the instructions used to unlock the keypad.
Here’s the procedure explained by him:
McAfee tries to make a point by saying that ‘anybody can do it’ and the FBI should stop pretending as if the people are ‘idiots’. Previously, in an op-ed, McAfee wrote that he’s ready to offer his services to the FBI for free so that Apple wouldn’t have to put a backdoor.
Here’s the video interview, take a look:
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