FBI Could Force Apple to Spy on iPhone OwnersAdded: Friday, March 11th, 2016
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If the Federal Bureau of Investigation wins its case against the tech giant, where it demands the company to help it unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, it can also force Apple to turn on other users’ iPhone cameras and microphones.
Within the ongoing court case, the FBI wants Apple to create custom software able to bypass security features of iOS in order to allow the law enforcement agency to brute force the passcode of the killer’s smartphone. However, Apple refuses doing so, because making such modifications would set a dangerous precedent in offering backdoors into all iPhones.
In the ongoing investigation, the FBI wants to access the locked iPhone of one of the killers. The agency claims that it needs Apple’s help because of the software protection built into the operating system of the device. The latter requires Apple’s unique signature. In the meantime, Edward Snowden recently said in its speech that the FBI is not telling the truth when saying that only Apple is able to unlock the phone, and is capable of it without the tech giant’s help.
Other security researchers agree that for Apple to make such modifications to the iOS software in order to allow the government to guess the passcode via a machine without losing data is questionable.
Many industry giants that are mostly rivals to the company have backed its position: the list of supporters includes Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and the Android maker Google. San Bernardino iPhone case will come to a head in March, when Apple and the FBI meet in federal court to contest the order. It should be mentioned that the American government recently lost a similar case over the unlocking of an iPhone in New York.
Friday, March 11th, 2016
|FBI should NEVER force any major company to bypass the security of it.s devices just for a FALSE FLAG or singular incident/action, our freedom would be in jeopardy just because of this, the majority dictates not the FBI or the Government, they should take care of the REAL problems not this shit !|
|posted by (2016-03-11 17:52:48)|
|They have security features to stop UNLAWFUL access to the phone(s) and should not be changed for ANYONE including law enforcement.|
|Google and Microsoft already give in to the FBI, but they want to stop. Apple used to, and now is gearing up for a fight. Its privacy vs security, which is an unsolvable issue.|
|I guess Donald Trump is having a joyous conniption. First. the US government doesn't tell us about spying on it's citizens w.o a search warrant. I have heard on the news on the internet ( Edward Snowden) that any reasonibly competent security expoert can do what he says. Then they lie about the need to get help cracking the encryption in order to further larger aim, to force companies to provide a backddor so even the simple idiots that work as government employees can access our data whenever they want. They just want a backdoor they can use w/o a search warrant. Whatever happened to the bill of of rights and democracy? Our governmemt is now owned by a bunch of, well you know!|
|Snowgden is just speculating at best. He was just a security administrator with access by no means an encryption expert. His expertise was in setting up and maintaining security.|
The iOS version used on the phone was release a year after he left the NSA. The notion that any competent security expert could defeat the protection is baseless. That's not to say it couldn't be done but without access to apples source code it would likely be very difficult and there is no evidence that it's ever been successful done.
At this point anyone with such ability could prove it with any random phone and sell the code to the FBI for top dollar and that clearly hasn't happened so I have to call BS.
|Well if that was true then Apple would disappear just like Nokia did, it would be a commercial suicide|
|I kind of feel sorry on anyone if they have to spy on me 24/7. That has to be the most boring job ever.|
|I guess Donald Trump is having a joyous conniption. First. the US government doesn't tell us|
I agree . People really believe in this?
about spying on it's citizens w.o a search warrant. I have heard on the news on the internet (
lie about the need to get help cracking the encryption in order to further larger aim, to force companies to provide a backddor so even the simple idiots that work as government employees can access our data whenever they want. They just want a backdoor they can use w/o a search warrant. Whatever happened to the bill of of rights and democracy? Our governmemt is now owned by a bunch of, well you know!
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