Earlier, Apple has been denying a court order that asked the firm to create a backdoor in the Syed Rizwan Farook’s phone. But, on Monday, officials said that it has asked the order to be withdrawn.
It should be noted that Farook and his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino shooting in December. Later, they were shot dead by the Police.
The FBI has managed to break into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter without Apple’s help, according to the US justice department. This has finally put an end to the ongoing FBI vs. Apple battle.
The official documents says:
The government has now successfully accessed the data stored on Farook’s iPhone and therefore no longer requires the assistance from Apple Inc. mandated by Court’s Order Compelling Apple Inc. to Assist Agents in Search dated February 16, 2016.
It’s been said that the government has taken the help from some mysterious third party who remains unidentified. It’s being hoped that Apple will ask for the details about this hack to make its devices more secure, but it remains unclear if Apple will get any details about the same. It is more likely to be unclear
According to the US Department of Justice, this method only works on this iPhone 5c . But, the people related to the case are finding it hard to believe that FBI won’t be unlocking other iPhones running the same iOS 9 version.
Apple has been able to deny the government’s request. In the recent years, the company has been working hard to make its devices more secure and this incident established Apple’s place as a privacy advocate.
Here’s what apple said about the successful FBI hack:
From the beginning, we objected to the FBI’s demand that Apple build a backdoor into the iPhone because we believed it was wrong and would set a dangerous precedent. As a result of the government’s dismissal, neither of these occurred. This case should never have been brought.
This case raised issues which deserve a national conversation about our civil liberties, and our collective security and privacy. Apple remains committed to participating in that discussion.
Originally written by kalpesh.
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