However, it seems that FBI has not intention to tell Apple more because they want the vulnerability to remain open for further similar situations. “We tell Apple, then they’re going to fix it, then we’re back where we started from,” he said. “We may end up there, we just haven’t decided yet.” “The FBI is very good at keeping secrets and the people we bought this from . I know a fair amount about them, and I have a high degree of confidence that they’re very good at protecting it and their motivations align with ours,” Comey said. The encrypted phone in the California case was protected by a passcode that included security protocols: a time delay and self-destruct feature that erased the phone’s data after 10 tries. The FBI has started telling members of Congress how it broke into the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, including a briefing today for the Senate Homeland Security Committee.