To further shed light on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone 5c affair, the FBI has issued a press release explaining why they reset the iCloud password. This false step has killed the chances that Apple could extract the data through iCloud. However, the FBI claims that they did it only with the intention of accessing the terrorist’s account . Thanks to that, they were able to get the information out of the backups until October 19, but there are no copies beyond that date.
That’s why they ask Apple to create a back door to access the data on the phone. If there are no more recent backups in iCloud it’s because Syed Farook disabled the ability for iCloud to make backups when connected to Wi-Fi networks.
Apple has had more than enough time to respond to the court order, with a deadline of Friday this week. As we well know, Cupertino’s people are going to reject the motion , and given their attitude in the open letter that Tim Cook published last week.
The open door that the FBI is asking Apple to create is a special version of iOS that removes the temporary lock on the device when attempts to enter the security code are wrong. Thus it would be a matter of hours before the device is unlocked, but Apple adamantly refuses to create this “master key” which could endanger billions of iDevices if it fell into the wrong hands.
These are the words of a Huawei manager :
On the other side of the coin, we have 12 people who died in the attack . And one of those affected, who lost her son in the attack, has also demonstrated against Apple: