Apple refused to oblige court order to help FBI unlock iPhone

In a dramatic turn of events between the US Intelligence agencies and Apple, court intervened and demands the iPhone company to unlock the iPhone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooter. The U.S judge Sheri Pym goes further and asks Apple to provide access to FBI to bypass their software security code, which she calls "reasonable technical assistance".

While the CEO of Apple Tim cook takes their company's blog to oppose the court order citing the security of their customers and he further writes, "The FBI may use different words to describe this tool, but make no mistake: Building a version of iOS that bypasses security in this way would undeniably create a back door,”

Related Story: CIA and British Intelligence agencies has been trying to hack the iPhone nearly a decade

The devices that runs on Apple's iOS software has a self-destructing security code feature, that erases the entire phone after too many wrong password attempts. This protects users from illegal use of their data by hackers.

And Tim don't want to risk their customer's data, “For years, cryptologists and national security experts have been warning against weakening encryption. Doing so would hurt only the well-meaning and law-abiding citizens who rely on companies like Apple to protect their data,” Cook wrote. "We can find no precedent for an American company being forced to expose its customers to a greater risk of attack."

So, what's next? Apple has five days to appeal to the court if they believe the ruling is unreasonably burdensome. Apple has not file anything legally as of now, but they vowed to fight tooth and nail against the order.

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About Mohammed Rizwan

An Electronics Engineer by education, a part-time blogger by passion. He loves everything about technology, hence he writes about it. Interest includes Technology, Startups and Mobile Applications.
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