The tool that a third party provided to the FBI to hack into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters only works on the specific model the shooter used – the iPhone 5c running iOS 9 – FBI Director James Comey said at a Wednesday address at Kenyon College.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the Department of Commerce, issued a request for comment Tuesday to get public input about potential federal policy issue raised by the Internet of Things.
Now that the FBI apparently has its own way to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, it is starting to offer that capability as a service to other federal agencies, including law enforcement, around the country.
On Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget released a draft policy for public comment that would give new direction to how the government purchases and manages mobile devices and services. The feedback period will last 30 days, until April 28.
The FBI on Monday dropped its charges against Apple, in a legal battle that had the federal government attempting to force the company to unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
New draft guidelines aim to improve security of telework and bring-your-own-device practices.
As part of the U.S. Secret Service's protective mission, officers rely on radios for their day-to-day security operations. But a recent audit found those radios are in need of an upgrade.
A new chip may help ease congestion on the electromagnetic spectrum, which is becoming more clogged as the demand for connected devices grows.
The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, has issued a bundle of solicitations for the planning and building work required to stand up a nationwide, interoperable LTE network for the public safety community. Interested contractors have until April 29 to respond.
The nationwide public safety broadband network will support personal devices once it is operational, said the First Responder Network Authority, the group tasked with standing up the new communications network.