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Apple Working To Make iPhone Even More Tougher To Hack By Authorities

Uzair Ghani
Posted Feb 25, 2016
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Apple has a strict position regarding customer privacy and security, and therefore denies any request made by the government to hack any particular iPhone. Keeping that in mind, it has now come to knowledge that Apple is working hard in the background to put in place new security measures, making it even more tough for authorities to break through Cupertino’s systems and essentially hack an iPhone to dig out information from it.

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Apple Is Working In The Background To Ensure That The iPhone Is A Tough Biscuit To Crack By Authorities

Recently, the FBI approached Apple to hack an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, to which Apple declined, forcing the company’s CEO to write an open letter explaining what has been asked for, and what it could lead to. In short, the company believes that the request is a direct attack on Cupertino’s privacy policy and such a request will spawn a bunch more from other governments as well.

At this current point in time, Apple believes that it should be decided by the Congress rather than the court who has the obligation for action in such a situation. But before that even happens, it’s believed that Apple is working in the background to beef up security measures, with steps like new iCloud authentication techniques which the Cupertino company won’t be able to decrypt as well.

Apple engineers have begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone using methods similar to those now at the center of a court fight in California, according to people close to the company and security experts.

“We are in for an arms race unless and until Congress decides to clarify who has what obligations in situations like this,” said Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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It will be interesting to see where Apple goes from here given how the company has decided to beef up its security systems even further. And it also remains to be seen how it will affect the entire iOS ecosystem in general, after all, there are users out there who love to jailbreak their devices, something which can’t be achieved without proper security loopholes in place to exploit. With those gone for good and Apple constantly working around the clock to tighten things up, iOS will, without a doubt, turn into a tight walled garden once again.

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