Local
Leave a Comment

Apple’s backdoor to the iPhone?

Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief

A judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple CEO Tim Cook signed a public letter  stating that it “take(s) an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers.”

According to a report by NPR, a former Justice Department Attorney, now specializing in cyber security, shared that the FBI is simply asking for custom software to help the phone from deleting information and they would take care of the rest.

As the report phrased, could this be “the start of a slippery slope?”

In response, Cook stated that this could be the one favor that leads to another and endangering the security of many. The letter further stated that “if the government can use the All Writs Act to make it easier to unlock your iPhone, it would have the power to reach into anyone’s device to capture their data…They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.”

What are your opinions regarding this case? Leave your comments below.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s