Both the police and intelligence services the world over are raging this week against Apple. It happens, after news of the techfirmaets latest attempt to protect the privacy of users have come forward.
For when the new mobile operating system iOS 12 later in the year be rolled out to millions of iPhones and iPads, it's over with to hack into the devices.
the Authorities have until now taken advantage of a loophole in Apple's software, there - with very precious help from the companies Grayshift and Cellebrite makes it possible to continue to 'guess' to the password on a locked device.
the process is a trade secret, but the method requires that there is access to the phone and its data connection. And it is precisely this data, Apple is now blocking.
When the first iOS 12 is loaded on a device, there will without the correct password will be blocked for all data transfer via lightningstikket. And even if you have keyed in the correct password earlier, closed it down for the data transfer after an hour.
the Connector can still be used for charging, even after it has been 'blocked'.
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Apple's spokesman Fred Sainz explains to the New York Times, that alone makes it here to ensure its users. And not to bother the police, as Apple and other techfirmaer to a great extent already helps with data access, when they get a court order about it:
- We have the utmost respect for the police.
- We design not our security, to disturb their attempts to do their work, he says to the newspaper.
But it is several police units in the UNITED states, where a large-scale hacking into the suspect's devices, strongly disagree with:
- Apple protects the blatantly criminal behavior under the guise that they want to give their users privacy, says Hillar Moore, who is the prosecutor in Baton Rouge, to the newspaper.
According to the Motherboard can the wrath of the cops, however, will be pleased that the company Grayshift believe that they can easily break Apple's latest security features.