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[–] macredsmile 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I think he likes baths salts better than coke. Got to get the good stuff that makes you crazy.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I can totally see him traveling the world, with a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas style suitcase; ether and all.

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[–] Schrodingers_Spy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Let me know which hotel.

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[–] nicethingyoucanthave 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

hands phone back to FBI with data wiped

This raises an issue that I have a serious question about. The reason the FBI wants Apple to change the OS is to allow the FBI to brute-force the password, right? Because if apple doesn't change the OS, then the FBI only gets 20 guesses (or whatever the number is) and then the phone erases itself.

Right?

So my question is, why hasn't the FBI already cloned the phone? Why don't they already have it running in the VM? Then, they can try 20 passwords, and when it starts to erase itself, then just restore the VM and try 20 more

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[–] sniper98g 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Because this has almost nothing to do with that phone and everything to do with setting a precedent that the FBI can force companies to install backdoors and loopholes into consumer electronics.

The FBI has been waiting for something like this phone to come along for years, just so that they can achieve this.

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[–] pembo210 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

One NSA building could easily clone it 500x with each trying 20 passwords for four digit password (50,000x for 6 digit). That could be done over lunch.

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[–] Timber_Beast 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That requires more work than getting the ability to brute-force any Apple iPhone.

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[–] b0ard2death 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I didn't think they were trying to brute force it, are they? Because unless its a simple password that could take a while.

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[–] chags 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

hands phone to the FBI filled with pictures of cats

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[–] pepepepepe 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

With miniature American flags attached to their collars.

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[–] Rakosman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well, that's no different then what the FBI does itself.

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[–] Trump_SMASH 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I would totally fuck his accountant.

With 3 condoms.

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[–] Aboresh 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Fun Fact about Mcafee: He practices and teaches yoga and has written several books about it.

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[–] Jasoman 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

oh John Mcafee you so funny

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Y'all realize the FBI ALREADY has the information. Hacking the information is A. not getting the information legally. B. Does not push the Government needs Encryption banned agenda.

With the approval this means anything that the Government has stolen or hacked out of in regards to iPhones, instantly becomes admissible in court. Crazy John doing the same thing the FBI can doesn't meet the above criteria.

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[–] SirSandvich 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Not quite true. Technically speaking the phone belongs to the San Bernadino government, which has consented to the search. That means that the government can acquire the information from the phone any way they see fit. They're still totally pushing the anti-encryption agenda though.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How does ownership of the data transfer to the County of San Bernardino? Chain of custody? And if so, the jurisdiction was transferred to the FBI? They have the warrant I thought?

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[–] rob_white 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Does not push the Government needs Encryption banned agenda.

This is exactly why they are pushing it, they have found a a phone belonging to a terrorist that no one can support. It's the same trap they pull all the time: "don't support a ban on all encryption then you support terrorists." I doubt this is about the data on the specific phone, the NSA surely have the source to the iPhone already, they can build their own firmware but this is a dog and pony show about encryption.

I think mass adoption of encryption scares the fuck out of them, it makes mass surveillance so much harder and it's mass surveillance this is all about not that one case.

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[–] fagnig 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I love how this thread is turning into a McAfee jerk.

Seriously though, reading his recent musings on cybersecurity, he does seem out of touch.

Still a boss though.

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[–] peacegnome 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know you are just having some light humor, but he is still making software but now it isn't commercial, and is all about privacy.

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[–] Trump_SMASH 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes. and sadly, this is what he is trying to sell, by making this outlandish claim: which he will NEVER have to actually back-up in real life.

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[–] fagnig 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

primarily use social engineering

I cant see how this can make sense. Whats he gonna do, call the Genius hotline and ask them to reset the password?

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[–] drj2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or sneakily get their mothers maiden name and the name of their dog they had in 5th grade.

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[–] OrionBlastar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Most likely call relatives and see if any of them know his pin. Most likely he used the same pin on different things like ATM cards etc. He might have shared his pin with a relative.

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[–] Bobsentme 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Hello, this is Abib! I need my password reset..."

Also, let's say this WAS his plan. I'm sure that Tim Cook has just added a note to this particular phone's account of "MUST CALL ME BEFORE ANY ACTION TAKEN!"

Seriously, this is like the fucking Moose and Squirrel cartoon, only our government isn't the moose or the squirrel.

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[–] Gardmeria 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm sure the FBI could just take it to a shady "cell phone repair" shop in little shitistan on the bad side of town and get it done for fifty bucks but they want to make a big deal out of it and swing their cock around

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