Apple has openly refused the US Court’s order to help the FBI to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Also, Apple’s CEO labelled this demand as “Chilling”.
Apple CEO opposes Court Order to Help FBI unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone
Apple’s Security Lock tends to erase the whole data, if it detects anyone trying to guess the device’s password. Apple posted on its official website that it would be threat to its customer’s security.
Magistrate Judge, Sheri Pym of the Federal District Court for the District of Central California ordered Apple to unlock the iPhone 5C used by one San Bernardino attacker. It included disabling the iPhone’s erase function which takes place after 10 consecutive unsuccessful attempts.
Time Cook’s Message
In a statement, Tim Cook said “The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand,”.
The Need for Encryption
“Smartphones, led by iPhone, have become an essential part of our lives. People use them to store an incredible amount of personal information, from our private conversations to our photos, our music, our notes, our calendars and contacts, our financial information and health data, even where we have been and where we are going”.
It seems that Apple’s is giving first priority to user’s security. Despite, of US Court order of unlocking the attackers iPhone, Apple has openly refused to unlock the attacker’s device. FBI needs data of attackers, as data will be get removed if they try to unlock the iPhone by giving wrong password consecutively 10 times.
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