There are a lot of news articles written about the case of the FBI against Apple, and I personally think that law enforcement agencies should get access to devices and data, after a judge decides that it is necessary, on iDevices of suspects that are somehow involved with terrorism. Like todays attacks in Brussels.
I cannot believe that Apple won’t setup a lab for this and use hardware to get access to locked iDevices, when ordered by law. Is it just me or what?
But… someone (cellebrite.com apparently) already found a new attack vector. Hmm. I wonder who that is and what he did. Perhaps he took out the SIM slot and used a specially crafted SIM card, or used the port at the bottom of the iPhone. Two possible attack vectors. I mean. We all know that iOS has (security related) flaws. Otherwise Jailbreak software would not have been possible.
So yeah. I’m all in for Apple, or some independent organisation, getting access, with a hardware device that won’t be shared with anyone else. I mean. Who gives a BEEP about my stupid pictures and conversations. My bank info? Same story. Law enforcement agencies worldwide already have access to it so whatever. I mean. Is your data really more important to you than the safety of you and your family? Really? Well. To me it isn’t. Not in this universe, so go go Feds!!!
Sure. It may be questionable if this will help law enforcement agencies to prevent future attacks, but to say no upfront… is IMHO not a smart thing to do. Not something Apple should do. And companies like Samsung, Google. Well. You name it. They should all have some kind of hardware device in a lab to help law enforcement agencies. I’m not saying that it should be simple and free of charge, but a reasonable price should be acceptable. And I personally have absolutely zero issues with a solution like this.