FBI Paid Over 1 Million For iPhone-Cracking Tool – Time

The FBI paid more than a million dollars for the software solution that allowed agents to open an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, according to a comment made by Director James Comey.

Asked Thursday at a security conference in London how much the FBI paid for the tool that cracked Syed Farook’s phone and ended a California court battle with Apple, Comey said, “A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure.”

“But it was in my view worth it,” Comey said…

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