Apple closes loophole that allowed the company access to the iPhone encrypted

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The company said the Apple TV on Wednesday it’s heading to close the security hole used by many law enforcement agencies to break into phones and other devices, the company plans to upgrade the safety of its products during the next update of its operating iOS which gives a benefit to Lightning is responsible for charging the device and transfer the data after hours of locking the device, although it is still possible to recharge phones through this house, but the owner of the device log in using a password or a fingerprint or a facial scan to transfer data.

The law enforcement agencies have been able to in the arena of access to data on the phones and get them by connecting them to devices that use special programs, bypassing the security features of the iPhone, while not going to be able to law enforcement agencies now use these devices after a lapse of an hour, giving anyone who wants access to your iOS encrypted via techniques such as box GrayKey to decrypt the phones designed by the company Grayshift fact based in Georgia, which was founded by a former Engineer at Apple.

Lead closing the gap to make devices phones iPhone, computers, iPad tablets and iPods as a black box is closed, and not officials in law enforcement agencies, who were they to rumors relating to encryption Apple for years, are pleased with this declaration, saying that the step regarded as providing cover for criminals.

Said Chuck Cohen Chuck Cohen, who led the police task force in the state of Indiana responsible for the internet crimes against children: “they’re back to a situation that we can’t access it again, we now know that we lost the evidence, as we all lost children, we can’t put them in a safe place,” said State Police Indiana it’s opened 96 the iPhone for different situations this year with a note of authorization each time has been that using a cost of $ 15 thousand bought it in the month of March.

He said Apple has the change been taking into account criminals who could exploit the same weaknesses such as law enforcement agencies make stolen phones, an Apple spokesman said: “We have respect for law enforcement agencies, we do not knowingly through our steps and security to thwart their efforts to do their jobs”, the company confirmed that it has changes taking into account the interest of consumers are essential.

Said Hillary Moore, Hillar Moore, the DA in Baton Rouge the capital of Louisiana, the American that his office may pay for the purchase of Cellebrite thousands of dollars to open your iPhone in five cases since the year 2017, including the iPhone related to need of death-related Louisiana State University, added that the phones have provided important information, and was upset that Apple plans to close such a route survey Commissioner, said: “the Apple protects criminal activity under the guise of customer privacy”.

May lead the new changes to the fuelling problems once again between Apple and law enforcement agencies, so that the encryption devices for iPhone makes it difficult for law enforcement agencies proposed devices phones that I got them and get data from them, and the conflict has reached its peak in 2014 after taking the FBI FBI Apple to court in an attempt to force it to open the phone to the gunman who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.

The company said it responded to more than 55 thousand applications from the United States government in relation to the statement of iCloud associated with more than 208 thousand for 2013, a manual on police cooperation with the police investigation.

Defended the CEO of Apple Tim Cook about the company’s decision, saying that the weakening of encryption prevents criminals and other actors an easier way to break into phones, he said that the efforts of the Office of investigations to make the company intended to change its policies set a dangerous precedent, and during the President’s campaign, Donald Trump presidential in 2016, criticized the Apple by preventing the FBI from access to the iPhone return to in San Bernardino.

Apple closes loophole that allowed the company access to the iPhone encrypted

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