Apple refused to crack the iPhone for US intelligence, despite court ruling
Apple is going to appeal the court ruling to Unlock iPhone arrow San Bernardino. The day before the company was obliged to submit data to the FBI, which is still trying unsuccessfully to hack iPhone 5c, which belonged to the terrorist Syed Farooq liquidated. Reasons for refusal set out in an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“US authorities have asked us to create for them something that does not exist, and why we do not want to do. They were asked to create a “backdoor” for the iPhone. FBI asks for a special version of the operating system, which will be some defense mechanisms to install it on a phone, resulting in the investigation, “- said Cook.
The requirement applies to US intelligence mechanism password guessing to the iPhone: they were asked to allow them to enter a password electronically locking mechanism and remove the device after several unsuccessful attempts. According to Cook, this requirement will allow the US authorities in the future if you want to access any gadget Apple.
“For many years we use encryption to protect personal information of our customers. In our opinion, this is the only way to keep information safe. We even made so that the data available to us, because we believe that what users store on their iPhone – not our business “, – said Cook.
Apple chief added that the decision to appeal the court decision was difficult for the company.
“The decision to appeal the order was not easy for us. We consider it necessary to express their concerns about what seems an abuse of power “, – said the CEO of the corporation.
According to the decision of the federal judge of the United States from February 16, 2016, Apple should contribute to the FBI Unlock iPhone one of the terrorists responsible for the murder in San Bernardino December 2, 2015.
The Ministry of Justice has asked the court to obtain a warrant “hoping to find key evidence” in the murder of 14 people. Document issued orders to turn off Apple, washed stored on your iPhone data after ten failed attempts to enter the password. Disabling allow law enforcement to make brute force attacks and gain access to the device contents.