The FBI to Unlock Other iPhones in Criminal InvestigationsAdded: Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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The US government recently revealed that it had found a way into the shooter’s iPhone that did not require Apple’s help, so the tech giant felt free to declare victory in its battle against the FBI over encryption.
Apple confirms that from the very beginning it objected to the FBI’s demand to build a backdoor into the electronic device because this would have set a dangerous precedent. As a result of the government’s dismissal, this never occurred, and Apple believes that the issue should have never been raised.
In the meantime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has refused to make public how it has extracted the desired data from the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. In any way, by doing so without the cooperation from the manufacturer, the agency has undercut its own previous claims that there was no way to decrypt the device without Apple’s help.
The government framed the issue as one of national security, while Apple pointed out that it conflicted with personal privacy. The company promised to continue to help law enforcement agencies with their investigations, as it had done all along, while continuing to enhance the security of its products because the threats and attacks on private data become more frequent. Apple insisted that people in the US and overseas deserve data protection, security and privacy, and if one is sacrificed for the other, it would only put people and countries at greater risk.
Now Apple admits that the FBI’s withdrawal is only the end of a battle, not victory in the war. The industry experts admit that despite a victory in February in the courts over a similar case in New York, there are many other potential test cases, and the US law enforcement can pick their battlegrounds at will.
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
|They will do as they please as they always have.|
|Sounds like it could have been the best opportunity for Apple to give in to demands while covering up the whole thing while keeping their rep clean.|
|posted by (2016-04-01 05:15:43)|
|Why would you believe that the FBI cracked the encryption? They say they did. I always believe everything the FBI says. Show us the proof. Otherwise it's just BS.|
|posted by (2016-04-01 10:24:47)|
|All of a sudden, and after pleading with Apple, the FBI un-lock and encrypted phone.. It's rubbish. The NSA have a budget to make a super computer that is supposed to de-crypt any encryption within minutes. Currently with 128 bit, it would take them approx 1000 years. My VPN is 256 bit. no worries mate!|
|It was always just a matter of time before they crack it.|
@4 Don't be so sure mate.
|@4 They exploited a flaw in the software to crack it, it wasn't a brute force attack on it.|
|posted by (2016-04-01 12:02:38)|
|Yeah dont be so sure. thats why i have a vpn running 4096 bit encryption with PIA best vpn around|
|posted by (2016-04-01 20:07:50)|
|@4,The FBI Director James Comey affirmed that it made a mistake in changing Farook’s Apple ID password, thus disabling the auto-backup of the iPhone.|
While the FBI may have been able to access the contents of Farook’s iPhone through a backup copy if the auto-backup feature were still enabled, it is believed the backup would not have yielded the information the FBI was seeking.
On the technical side, the FBI says it cannot try the thousands of pass codes required for a “brute force” attempt on the iPhone without the risk of the phone deleting its own data after the 10th failed attempt.
Before the “bullshit” comment, Snowden talked about how government surveillance eroded democracy and discriminately targeted minorities. The fact remains that whatever the information it can retrieve from the phone will not be made public anyway. Reason: the owner is already stone dead. Its imperative to note that a couple of days later, an accomplice was nabbed in connection with the weapons purchased. Need I say more?
|posted by (2016-04-01 23:36:25)|
|if you think apple didn't help the FBI behind the scenes you're a damn fool.|
|VPN's tend to use one shared key over and over again, once they have that key they can decrypt on the fly just like your PC does.|
|Exactly Chlidio, this who media show is just that, a show, to make us trust Apple.|
|Thanks for the information @Gud2Go. It explains alot.||
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