by Chris Smith
The government is confident it can hack into the San Bernardino iPhone5c without Apple's help, at least according to statements made on Thursday. The FBI and DOJ have not detailed how the hackers who came forward with the proposal to help will do it, and it's too early to know for sure whether the procedure will work.
Even though you might think it's great news to hear that Apple doesn't have to fight a court order to break its own encryption, there are reasons to worry.
Apple isn't fighting "a court order to break it's own encryption": it is fighting an order to make a custom version of IOS that will make it easier for the FBI to find a password by brute force.
But, now there's a company I've never heard of saying it can do it without Apple's help, and that makes me suspicious that the NSA is looking for an easy way to avoid disclosing any of the tricks "No Such Agency" has up its sleeve.