There is a lot of crowdsourcing and crowd-funded project right now, and none of these is more popular than the Apple vs. FBI project. Project, you say? That's right. When Apple refused to help unlock a dead terrorist's phone, the FBI went to work - and a ton of hackers beat a path to the FBI's door wanting to help. They did help, and now Apple has been and will continue to be the focus of a massive hack attempt in order to easily hack and exploit iPhone hardware. Whoops.
The FBI has said practically nothing about the “tool” that helped the FBI get inside the phone, as a U.S. law enforcement official called it in a hastily arranged press conference on Monday evening. Nor would the official say whether investigators might use it again on the dozen or so other iPhones the FBI is reportedly trying to gain access to, or whether the bureau would share the tool with local law enforcement agencies, who are believed to have hundreds of phones just waiting to be cracked.