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Apple’s fight against the DOJ may be the most important in the history of data security

February 17, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Yesterday, Apple was ordered by a US federal court judge to assist the Department of Justice (DOJ) in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernadino attacks. The ruling requires Apple to build malware that disables a built-in security feature that causes the device to wipe its memory after 10 unsuccessful login attempts. Disabling this leaves the phone open to a brute force attack — continued algorithmic guessing — by the government and greatly impacts the future of data security. Securing this data is something Apple has taken a firm stance on in the past. This…

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