Video chat backdoor
On the i Phone 5C, the passcode delay and device erasure are implemented in software and Apple can add support for peripheral devices that facilitate PIN code entry.
In order to limit the risk of abuse, Apple can lock the customized version of i OS to only work on the specific recovered i Phone and perform all recovery on their own, without sharing the firmware image with the FBI,” he writes.
We think it’s a critical feature for our customers who want to keep their data secure.
For years we’ve offered encryption services like i Message and Face Time because we believe the contents of your text messages and your video chats is none of our business.
Cook also criticized authorities for using the All Writs Act and not Congressional legislation to make the request, which he labeled “a dangerous precedent” that would seriously weaken Apple’s security system: The government would have us remove security features and add new capabilities to the operating system, allowing a passcode to be input electronically.
This would make it easier to unlock an i Phone by “brute force,” trying thousands or millions of combinations with the speed of a modern computer.
Cook has been forthright in his belief that products and services must be encrypted.The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone’s microphone or camera without your knowledge.There’s been plenty of comment over whether, in making this ruling, the FBI is essentially asking Apple to create a backdoor solution that it can use in similar cases. Techdirt argues that the ultimate goal of the order is a backdoor, while research organization Errata Security claims that’s an overly active interpretation of the ruling.However Guido’s suggestion that a backdoor could be created for the specific i Phone 5c in the case has been refuted by former Apple employee John Kelley, who spent four years working as an embedded security engineer at Cupertino.In a series of tweets earlier today discussing the issue Kelley makes the point that Apple could in fact also be forced to modify its Secure Enclave firmware — thereby backdooring the hardware security feature (i.e.