Mac Developer: How Apple could hack terrorist's iPhone for FBI (if it wanted to) | Cult of Mac
How Apple could hack terrorist's iPhone for FBI (if it wanted to) | Cult of Mac
The iPhone 5c doesn’t have Touch ID, though, so the FBI wants to brute-force unlock it by guessing the terrorist’s PIN. The problem is, iOS will automatically wipe the device after too many unsuccessful attempts — and iOS also delays how often you can guess a passcode. So the FBI created a plan for how Apple can help the bureau get around it.
It's like eminent domain, only more digital.
Labels: security policy