[ExI] local high tech cops save woman with ipad

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 19:41:17 UTC 2014

On Oct 15, 2014 12:26 PM, "Mike Dougherty" <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Because the police are white hat hackers who know "a number of
> potential passwords"?

Birth date, street address...apparently it really was an easy to guess
password.  And, yes, there are some police officers these days - at least
in Silicon Valley - who are at least passingly familiar with the basics of
hacking, enough to pull off occasional things like this.

> Yeah, in the end the woman was rescued - but it
> should have been the woman's family attempting to hack her iPad - not
> the police.

Agreed.  But if they can't and that one cop can...especially if the cop has
explicit permission from the woman's next of kin (i.e. the iPad's legal
owner if the woman is dead).
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