Have you ever seen a movie, where the government agent finally cooperates with a hacker to solve the cyber security issue? The same thing is going to happen in the real world if FBI takes the offer from a cyber security legend, John McAfee to decrypt the San Bernardino iPhone. McAfee will lead the other famous hackers to solve the encryption iPhone code, which was locked within 3 weeks. He even dares to say:
“I would eat my shoe on the Neil Cavuto show if we could not break the encryption on the San Bernardino phone.”
He gave a simple explanation of why the government, foremost FBI couldn’t solve the encryption code of the San Bernardino iPhone.
“The FBI will not hire anyone with a 24-inch purple mohawk, 10-gauge ear piercings, and a tattooed face who demands to smoke weed while working and won’t work for less than a half-million dollars a year.”
“… the Chinese and Russians are hiring similar people with similar demands and have been for many years. It’s why we are decades behind in the cyber race.”
McAffee hopes that what he is going to do with his team, can help the government in solving this case and support Apple in refusing to make a backdoor for iOS. Previously, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an open letter to customers related to the backdoor rejection, which can cause a bigger risk toward public security and privacy.
McAfee believes, the making a backdoor for a product, it will be the beginning of the end of America. The Cybersecurity is in the government hand, in which they must have a tougher team in dealing with this issue.