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by Jason Snell

San Bernardino DA: iPhone may hold “dormant cyber pathogen”

David Kravets of Ars Technica, quoting Michael Ramos, the San Bernardino County District Attorney:

“The seized iPhone may contain evidence that can only be found on the seized phone that it was used as a weapon to introduce a lying dormant cyber pathogen that endangers San Bernardino’s infrastructure,” according to a court filing

Jonathan Zdziarski, a prominent iPhone forensics expert, said in a telephone interview that the district attorney is suggesting that a “magical unicorn might exist on this phone.”

Michael Ramos may have watched too many episodes of “24”. I suspect he’s also a probationary member of the Golden Key Wizard Society. He can come to meetings on his magical unicorn.

—Linked by Jason Snell

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