John McAfee Volunteers Decoding San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone
Apple has been battling with the FBI for quite some time now as the giant tech company turned down a request to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook. Apple makes its stand to protect the privacy of their customers and not allow anyone weaken the phone's security by creating a 'backdoor' for the phone. With Apple's refusal to unlocking the phone, a volunteer steps in to do the job at no charge.
The inventor of the anti-virus program McAfee, John McAfee, offered his help to the FBI for free to hack into the encrypted phone of the San Bernardino assailant that left 14 people dead, according to MSN.
"So here is my offer to the FBI. I will, free of charge, decrypt the information on the San Bernardino phone, with my team. We will primarily use social engineering, and it will take us three weeks," McAfee wrote. "If you accept my offer, then you will not need to ask Apple to place a back door in its product, which will be the beginning of the end of America."
He said this will resolve FBI's immediate issues with the cell phone and get rid of the privacy critics' worries that the 'backdoor' technology will be used incorrectly, according to the Huffington Post report.
The US Government used the All Writs Act, a law written in 1789 which is not so much familiar, that forces Apple to placing backdoor to its iOS software enabling FBI to access the iPhone of the shooter. John McAfee said in Business Insider that he respects Tim Cook and Apple and that he worked with a team of the best hackers who attended Defcon in LA like the HackMiami. He claimed that they are all prodigies having talents that resist normal human comprehension where 75% are social engineers and the rest are hardcore coders.
Hopefully, John McAfee's entrance to FBI and Apple iPhone decryption will be put to an end. In the long run, Apple subscribers or not will not have to worry anymore about their privacy.