Anti-virus legend John McAfee went on national TV yesterday to explain to the world and the FBI how to hack an iPhone or any computer, without the need for any network-connected behind the scenes shenanigans.
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This comes after Apple rejected the FBI’s request to allow them access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, which they are in possession of. McAfee, like the rest of us, can’t believe the FBI don’t already know how to hack the things for themselves.
Terrifyingly, he makes it sound like the easiest thing in the world:
So basically, it works like this:
Open up phone and copy instruction set (iOs, application set, memory)
Run a disassembler which will translate code into readable instructions
Read it and find access to keypad — takes 30 minutes
So the question is has John McAfee screwed us by announcing all this on TV? Girlfriends and boyfriends around the world are about to get on a major DIY phone hacking flex. You’ll wake up at 2AM and your other half will be wearing a labcoat and goggles working away on your iPhone by the bedside. You’ll come back from the toilet and your iPhone will be suspiciously lit up in a different position to where you left it. Might as well just throw our phones in the sea because John McAfee just gave way too many people ideas.
If you’d like to know more about John McAfee’s crazy life, click HERE.