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Report: Israeli firm helping FBI unlock San Bernardino iPhone

Reuters reports that Cellebrite, an Israel-based company that makes forensic software for law enforcement, is assisting the FBI in unlocking the phone owned by one of the alleged San Bernardino shooters. MacRumors notes that one Twitter found the FBI had signed a contract with Cellebrite on the same day it moved to vacate the hearing to be held this week.

Exactly what exploit the company will use is unclear, though Apple has said it would like the FBI to provide that information, since it would surely like to patch the vulnerability.