MDM Software Would Have Unlocked San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

CBS News:

If the technology, known as mobile device management, had been installed, San Bernardino officials would have been able to remotely unlock the iPhone for the FBI without the theatrics of a court battle that is now pitting digital privacy rights against national security concerns.

The service costs $4 per month per phone.

Instead, the only person who knew the unlocking passcode for the phone is the dead gunman, Syed Farook, who worked as an inspector in the county’s public health department.

I had assumed they weren’t using MDM, but it’s good to have confirmation.

Monday, 22 February 2016