Even if one iPhone is deciphered, the government desires new legal authority, pros say
The management of President Barack Obama and some lawmakers will continue to search for methods to compel technology sellers to help overcome encryption and other security controls on smartphones and other devices, security and legal experts said to law enforcement agencies.
“There’s a continuous attempt by our government and every government round the world … to desire more details.”
The California majority shooting case, with ties to terrorism, has “whet the desire to get perfection in surveil,” Black included.
The FBI and Department of Justice requested a California judge to delay a hearing on the agencies’ request for Apple to help them unlock the iPhone of Farook. On Sunday, an “external party attested to the FBI a potential approach” for unlocking the phone, the DOJ said in a court filing.
Legal experts said, there is still a more comprehensive dilemma, while a just discovered iPhone unlocking procedure may help the FBI in this instance.
“If the tremendous approach does work, that one intrusion would not always be a remedy for every system or future iterations.”
The capacity for cracking into the cellphone, along with the case, demonstrates the hazards entailed with demanding security holes, included Elad Yoran, executive chairman of mobile security seller KoolSpan.
“What this demonstrates is that supplying powerful cyber security and encryption is very hard, even for well-resourced firms like Apple,” Yoran said by e-mail. “It is not possible to do so with so called workarounds and backdoors that the FBI seeks.”
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