As we all know US government is trying to pressure Apple in complying and to create a back door on to iOS. APPLE DENIES FBI REQUEST – ENCRYPTION AND SECURITY IS NOT A RELATIVE CONCEPT
What is back door ?
A back door is a means of access to a computer program that bypasses security mechanisms. A programmer may sometimes install a back door so that the program can be accessed for troubleshooting or other purposes. However, attackers often use back doors that they detect or install themselves, as part of an exploit. In some cases, a worm is designed to take advantage of a back door created by an earlier attack.
Whether installed as an administrative tool or a means of attack, a back door is a security risk, because there are always crackers and sofisticated black hats out there looking for any vulnerability to exploit.
Look what has happened to Juniper Systems last year. When supposedly NSA created back door onto their systems for their use and what that hole could create and for how long it was exposed to possible public misuse.
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Matthew Green, a cryptography lecturer at John Hopkins University said:
“To sum up, some hacker or group of hackers attacker noticed an existing backdoor in the Juniper software, which may have been intentional or unintentional — you be the judge! They then piggybacked on top of it to build a backdoor of their own, something they were able to do because all of the hard work had already been done for them. The end result was a period in which someone — maybe a foreign government — was able to decrypt Juniper traffic in the U.S. and around the world.”
If this is the case then the NSA introduced this back door in order to give them a way to monitor traffic: It allowed them to decrypt otherwise-encrypted data. But someone else — we don’t yet know who — found it, and took advantage.
Maybe NSA can already have the means to enter the data stored on phone (just think of their capacities) but it is not made public and it is not the case and the part of this story. Apple should not comply because Apple should not give legal justification for the misuse of encrypted private data.
In short back doors should not be allowed. If you create one it is an open invitation to everybody not only to those who created them. What happens NEXT is chaos. The security measures becomes a measure to breach security and it SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED. And it not only becomes a security threat for private customers but for governments also. The US government and others are also using and relying on to these security measures also.
I hope i have explained this in details. US government is asking the same from Apple to create a back door to enter that Farook iPhone giving explanation that it is only for that phone. It should not be allowed. If we do that the story of security and privacy is going to take a one mile back (behind the Snowden revelations) and maybe we will never recuperate from this.
Also there are many Tech giants that are in risk Google , Facebook etc. If Apple makes a concession and comply then we will see the domino effect. What is going to stop them to go to Google and others. Remember Google also has forced encryption embedded into their latest Marshmallow 6.0 software and their Nexus devices are encrypted by taking them from the box.
What then ? Google should rethink in boosting its campaign in supporting Apple on this more with every means that it has.
Tim Cook said : “California, magistrate judge’s orders is “unprecedented use of the All Writs Act of 1789 to justify an expansion of its authority.”
For god sake US All Writs Act of 1789 is managing the rights of all of us in 2016 is this possible even to imagine. Technology is evolving but our mind is not?
Story goes further. FBI told us that it is only for Farook phone that Apple needs to comply but there are some things you may not know. DOJ of United States of America is pursuing court orders to make Apple Inc. help investigators extract data from iPhones in about a dozen undisclosed cases around the country. What is being said ? Domino effect ?
Donald Trump a possible presidential candidate of Republican party that says to its supporters to boycott Apple products until the tech giant cooperates with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. Is this possible does he not understands the meaning of this ?
Not to mention Bil Gates and his latest:
“I do believe there are sets of safeguards where the government shouldn’t have to be completely blind”
What ? Is he tired somehow ? Does he not understands what is in stake here ? Or he is misunderstood and taken out of the context?
They say one phone for only one time, and what history has thought us that it never ends on one try. Give one finger and ofently the hand is being taken.
Written by editor Zeljko Mihajlovic