Apple could bypass its own iPhone security

According the orders of the court, it asked the Apple Inc. to help the US government unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. In response to this demand, Apple may well argue that this request is a big burden on the company.

Experts say that obeying the government’s request wouldn’t be particularly challenging for the company but doing so might set a dangerous example threatening the data security of the millions of iPhone users.

Apple could bypass its own iPhone security

The incidence was: The phone in question was used by Syed Farook, who along with hisife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in a December attack. Investigating team has a belief that the phone contains important evidence about the attack or the couple’s communications. And since its contents are encrypted, without having the passcode to unlock it, they won’t get any information.

Now, the court wants Apple Inc. to create a unique software package that would allow investigators to bypass the self-destruct system. Also, they want this software to let the government enter passwords electronically, without having the need of manual entry and the enforced delays the iPhone system imposes after a few wrong guesses.

However, Apple opposes the court’s order explaining that such software would prove a great security “backdoor” that would make iPhone users more vulnerable to information or identity theft.

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