Apple VS The FBI, What happened?
After the terrorism attack in San Bernardino last December, the FBI has been trying to hack into the terrorist’s iPhone in order to gather information that will help in the investigation, after over a month of failed attempts, the FBI finally turned to Apple for help.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, wrote a note to all Apple customers explaining the situation, in his note he said “the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.
Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.”
Tim Cooked also said in his note “For many years, we have used encryption to protect our customers’ personal data because we believe it’s the only way to keep their information safe. We have even put that data out of our own reach, because we believe the contents of your iPhone are none of our business.”
Today, the justice department is assessing whether Apple’s refusal to compromise its users security is a valid reason to deny the FBI’s request or not, the hearings are still in order, and we don’t know yet how it will end, but we do know that Google, Microsoft and Facebook already filed legal brief supporting iPhone’s encryption dispute.
Finally, if you are an iPhone user, you can rest assured that your information is very secure and you are safe…