Apple‘s case with the FBI is getting prolonged enough ghag its been the overheat in the public. As the case progress but its leading point is yet unknown, The company’s Vice President of Software Craig Federighi had made the case of the company a public one. In an Op-ed in the Washington Post, Federighi spoke out that the demands of the Fed
“turn back the clock to a less-secure time, puts everyone at risk.”He said claiming the demands would turn against the benefit of everyone.
So he spoke out that decryption might make phones vulnerable to terrorist as they can easily hack anyone’s phone.
“In just the past 18 months, hackers have repeatedly breached the defenses of retail chains, banks and even the federal government, making off with the credit card information, Social Security numbers and fingerprint records of millions of people.”
This was the starting point of his letter which seemed more direct rather than that from Tim Cook which encourages and keep steady the company’s ship while it faces potential arguments with the government.
Federighi never stopped while emphasizing on the specter of terrorism an argument used by the FBI in the legal battle against the high tech firm.
“Our nation’s vital infrastructure
“such as power grids and transportation hubs
” becomes more vulnerable when individual devices get hacked
“Criminals and terrorists who want to infiltrate systems and disrupt sensitive networks may start their attacks through access to just one person’s smartphone.”
Writes the Software vice president.
Federighi acknowledges the advancement of Hackers while he made it known that encryption was the best data security which can ever be available to customers and the general citizens of the United States jut felt disappointed that this attempt by the FBI could jeopardize the national privacy as concerning the citizens.
Federighi revealed that the Fed agency had “suggested that the safeguards of iOS 7 were good enough,” and that “we should simply go back to the security standards of 2013.”
Although the FBI never attempted to compel the Tech company into decrypting its system but Apple on the other believes that attempts to break into the San Bernardino iPhone will break the general iPhone privacy system. Apple might be afraid of giving in to the government while it felt that in the future, the government might use this system as a backdoor system to gain access to other encrypted iPhone devices. So that narrates why Apple felt that single phone can break all iPhones.
Federighi notes “law enforcement has conceded it wants to apply to many iPhones.” If the tool fell into the wrong hands, it could be used by criminals or hostile governments to harvest data from stolen phones.
The FBI has not tried to get Apple to stop encrypting data altogether
Federighi ends his narration whip making acknowledgement to the fact that security of the general public should be the main priority of the government not attempting to decrypt it. He said that Security is “an endless race that can lead but never decisive win” He started closing off while he also made it known that all this situation could lead to a more serious than expected case
“We cannot afford to fall behind those who would exploit technology in order to cause chaos. To slow our pace, or reverse our progress, puts everyone at risk.”
He finalises his statement while this might sound extremely heavy to the FBI, it seems the fed will never back down as the case with Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c is creating the turmoil between the high tech firm and the law enforcement agency.