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  • Apple responds to court request to with FBI in San Bernardino iPhone

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    Today, Apple has officially filed its response which was mandatory to the courts which follows an order to comply with the FBI to unlock an iPhone which was used by the shooter of San Bernardino in December. Apple has filed a motion to vacate the order which would tell the courts that it shouldn't have to unlock the iPhone using a modified and insecure software version of it's iOS.

    Apple has referred to the iOS version as cancer, and that it would need to create a new version of an iOS to allow the FBI to unlock the iPhone in question using brute force as a Government Operating System.

    We have the official 65-page document filed with the court system today below and you may read it.

    In the document, Apple maintains its position that the request to unlock this specific iPhone isn’t actually about just one iPhone and would set a dangerous precedent that could be used by governments around the world.

    Apple’s position has also been to explain that creating this insecure version of iOS to be used in this case would be all customers at risk assuming the operating system fell into the wrong hands and was passed off as the real thing.

    The Department of Justice has maintained that what the FBI is asking for is not a backdoor, however, and is merely a single key to be used for unlocking this phone.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook compared such software to cancer during an interview yesterday with ABC News, which senior law enforcement entertained as something Apple could then destroy after entering the iPhone in question.

    And Apple’s official response to the court isn’t the last that we’ll hear about this case in the near future.

    First, Apple’s refusal to comply will need to be taken into considering by the court, of court, and a legal response will follow.

    Second, Apple’s top lawyer Bruce Sewell is set to testify before a Congressional hearing next week to answer questions about encryption.

    Read the Full Document Here.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple officially responds to court request to comply with FBI in San Bernardino iPhone started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      your link isn't working for me

      Edit: found it here
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      your link isn't working for me

      Edit: found it here
      Thank you, I will edit this now. Must have taken it down for some reason.
    1. psxcancer's Avatar
      psxcancer -
      Sorry, have to agree with Apple. Give in onetime and the DOJ will want it to be the norm.

      9 times out of 10, they already know everything the want about that case and are just using that as a excuse to get access to anyone's device.

      I can see it now, agent Charlie wants to check up on his wife. And uses this hack tool.

      No, have to agree with Apple.