FBI: We won't tell Apple how we hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

At the end of March, the FBI successfully unlocked the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers without Apple's assistance, and it doesn't plan on telling Apple its strategy, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Last week, WSJ reported the FBI paid more than $1 million to crack the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook.

Due to the lack of information from the FBI, Apple is now unaware of security-related vulnerabilities on certain models of the iPhone. A lawyer for Apple recently said any security problems would not be long-lasting, and that Apple continuously works to make improvements, according to the report.

FBI Director James Comey said the bureau is "close" to deciding whether to start the White House Vulnerability Equities Process, which will decide whether Apple should be informed of the security issue. Director Comey said the main question at hand is whether the FBI is "aware of a vulnerability, or did [the FBI] just buy a tool and [doesn't] have sufficient knowledge of the vulnerability" to launch the White House review," according to the report.

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