The case of FBI vs. Apple it seems to have come to an end: they have managed to access the iPhone data of the terrorists.
After the attacks that a couple of terrorists carried out last December in San Bernardino, California, the FBI tried to access iPhone 5c information from one of them, in order to get more information about the case.
The inconvenience to the authorities was that that iPhone was encrypted, so they asked help applebut the company refused.
They have managed to decipher the data of the iPhone of San Bernardino
Apple was unwilling to tamper with its own security, or to create a back door in your operating system. Okay, it’s the FBI, but it would set a precedent and no matter how much control there was, they could never control who has access to it. As Tim Cook said, it will be too dangerous a tool.
After that, the FBI announced that it would face Apple before Congress for refusing and along the way secondary actors, such as John McAfee, have emerged, assuring that they could decipher the information and thus save Apple the trouble. Ultimately, it was neither McAfee nor Apple nor anyone external. A few hours ago the United States Government has communicated that They have managed to access the iPhone data of the terrorist Syed Farook.
Obviously they do not explain in detail how they have achieved it, but from CNN they comment that it would be a valid method only for the iPhone 5c with iOS 9.
Apple’s answer: there never should have been a case
Now that the FBI has gottenskip iPhone security without Apple’s helpThey are expected to drop the charges against the company and continue the investigation into the San Bernardino bombing. For its part, Apple’s response has not been slow. As we read in TheVerge, Apple repeats that creating a back door on purpose on the iPhone was a mistake and would have sat a dangerous precedent.
Affirm that the case should never have been brought, believe that all users deserve that their personal data and security are protected, but without sacrificing one part for another. In any case, they will continue collaborating with justice.
Thus, a theoretical end is put to this case that has been a topical issue for the last few weeks. Furthermore, the media exposition has served to publicize the importance of privacy and communications to the world, but also for governments to take advantage of any opportunity to blame technology and call for greater control over those communications, as happened a few days ago. with the attacks in Brussels.