The following article was contributed by Will Strafach, a mobile security expert who made a name for himself as one of the most widely known and respected iOS hackers in the world. Strafach is now the CEO of Sudo Security Group, a mobile security firm specializing in enterprise mobile protection and app security evaluation.
I spent years working alongside a team of enthusiasts hacking each release of iOS to gain full control and package together user-friendly jailbreaking tools that were used by millions of people around the world. I have reversed engineered major bits of the iOS code base in the midst of vulnerability hunting in the past, and have run different security stress tests on different bits of the iOS system, including viability and timing passcode cracking.
Since Apple’s war with the FBI has taken center stage in the media following a federal judge’s ruling that Apple must help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, I wanted to share some thoughts on the subject. After all, the FBI has laid a clever trap for Apple. More →