everyone knows the story of the iPhone owned by the author of the attack in San Bernardino in California. Efforts that has invested the FBI in extracting the information of this is daunting. On the day of today, a US Senator. UU has unveiled new details.
iPhone kidnapped in San Bernardino and the battle between the FBI and Apple
to late 2015 two people decided to carry out an attack in the city of San Bernardino, California .
The fact caused the death of 14 people and more than 20 wounded.
The fact managers were gunned down by police forces, and during the procedure was taken as proof the iPhone 5 c of the terrorist.
that found iPhone, came into the hands of the FBI . And it was believed that it could be relevant information of the case .
The problem was that this iPhone was blocked . Faced with this situation, the FBI asked Apple that it will give you access to the same. And even to demand the company leave a “backdoor” on your system to be able to easily access the information.
since Apple claimed that they could not grant access to the iPhone, and this generated much debate around the world, putting on the table a discussion on our privacy.
after months of discussions and many attempts to break the security barriers that Apple puts on its iPhone, the FBI finally got access to the device .
how did you access the iPhone the FBI?
a despite attempts failed by the FBI to put pressure on Apple by demands, spent months so the Government could access the information that was on the hijacked iPhone.
Much is speculated about how the FBI had managed to break barriers protection proposed by Apple to your devices .
Now, after more than one year, a U.S. Senator. UU has spoken on this issue openly.
during a hearing of supervision by the Judicial Committee of the Senate, the Senator Dianne Feinstein harshly questioned Director of the FBI, James Comey for the way in which were accessed the iPhone from San Bernardino.
After many hypotheses and rumours, it was learned that the FBI paid a group of hackers 900 thousand dollars to obtain the tool necessary to allow access to the iPhone.
a threat to the privacy of citizens
many organizations aren’t anything according to this measure. This usurpation of information, making sure it goes against freedom of information. This intrusion in personal data paid with federal funds is not seen with good eyes.
according to FBI the information obtained in this hijacked iPhone has been extremely valuable, allowing progress in the investigation of the attack in San Bernardino .
a despite this progress in research, many are those who ensure that the access to this tool can bring some problems. But from the FBI ensure that the tool is not openly, used only in cases of extreme necessity, and for the sake of national security .
it is not known with certainty who are responsible for this application development . Nor is it clear that mechanisms used to circumvent protection of Apple and if it will be possible to close those doors for the Cupertino .
But as happens in many cases, some tools are not bad, but in the wrong hands can bring more than one headache.
And generating greater discomfort in groupings in favour of privacy, is “How is measured the real need” for violating the privacy of a user.
from Apple always have shown against to provide access to the private information of the users . So in previous discussions, the own Tim Cook said that:
if the Government placing an order to appear in us for your iMessage, we cannot provide it. It is encrypted and we do not have the key.
through what surely will continue striving to protect your operating system and therefore the privacy of its users.
the information regarding this find at Apple 5 × 1 .