Judge Orders Apple to Help Authorities Access San Bernardino Shooters iPhone

A judge has ordered Apple to help the authorities access the iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters who, along with his wife, killed 14 people last December. The phone is owned by the county and authorities have consent as well as a warrant to retrieve data from the device, notes CNN.”However, despite the search warrant and the owner’s consent, the FBI has been unable to search the SUBJECT DEVICE because it is ‘locked’ or secured with a user-determined, numeric passcode,” wrote the government in its court documents. “More to the point, the FBI has been unable to make attempts to determine the passcode because Apple has written, or ‘coded,’ its operating systems with a user-enabled ‘auto-erase function’ that would, if enabled, result in the permanent destruction of the required encryption key material after 10 erroneous attempts at the passcode (meaning that after 10 failed attempts at inputting the passcode, the information on the device becomes permanently inaccessible).”Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Email,   Reddit,   Digg,   Delicious,   StumbleUponFollow iClarified:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Newsletter,   App Store,   YouTubeAdvertise Here

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