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Title: Apple vs government
Post by: macondo on March 04, 2016, 09:39:13 am
Apple’s new ally in unlocking battle: A man whose wife was shot 3 times in attack

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/03/apples-new-ally-in-unlocking-battle-a-man-whose-wife-was-shot-3-times-in-attack/

Excerpt:
    "When I first learned Apple was opposing the order I was frustrated that it would be yet another roadblock. But as I read more about their case, I have come to understand their fight is for something much bigger than one phone. They are worried that this software the government wants them to use will be used against millions of other innocent people. I share their fear.

    I support Apple and the decision they have made. I don’t believe Tim Cook or any Apple employee believes in supporting terrorism any more than I do. I think the vicious attacks I’ve read in the media against one of America’s greatest companies are terrible."
Title: Re: Apple vs government
Post by: crum on March 04, 2016, 10:06:20 am



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Title: Re: Apple vs government
Post by: roarde on March 04, 2016, 01:24:28 pm
The FBI can crack this phone.

There have been at least three offers from well-known crypto and/or security experts to crack that phone and get the info for them.

Any measure of common sense says they already have the info they claim they can't get. There's a huge difference between compromising the security of a device in one's physical possesion and trying to do so remotely. That's why mainframes are physically locked up.

They don't want the info.

They want the backdoor.
Title: Re: Apple vs government
Post by: macondo on March 04, 2016, 01:42:29 pm
The FBI can crack this phone.

There have been at least three offers from well-known crypto and/or security experts to crack that phone and get the info for them.

Any measure of common sense says they already have the info they claim they can't get. There's a huge difference between compromising the security of a device in one's physical possesion and trying to do so remotely. That's why mainframes are physically locked up.

They don't want the info.

They want the backdoor.

That's what the people in United States of Secrets (part 2) say.
Title: Re: Apple vs government
Post by: macondo on March 04, 2016, 02:03:49 pm
How the Feds could get into Apple phones:
http://www.wired.com/2016/03/feds-might-get-iphones-without-apples-help/
Title: Re: Apple vs government
Post by: retired1af on March 04, 2016, 03:11:04 pm
Welp, wired is another site that just lost any hope of me recommending them.

When a site blocks a browser due to ad blocking, they're not going to get my biz.

Forbes has done this as well. Considering I view ad blocking as a security tool that is a must have, I'm not going to whitelist anyone.
Title: Re: Apple vs government
Post by: crum on March 04, 2016, 04:50:49 pm
@retired1af    By all means no business.