Law Enforcement Agencies On Waiting List To Unlock iPhones

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Police officials can wait months for Apple to break the encryption on an iPhone according to an article on CNET.

While investigating a drug case in Kentucky, agents were unable to crack an iPhone and turned to Cupertino for help and had to wait four months for the results because of the backup.

 

“That is something that I don’t think most people realize, even if you turn on disk encryption with a password, these firms can and will provide the government with a way to get your data.” said Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.

Phones running Android can be reset and the new password is provided to law enforcement officials. The owner of the phone would automatically be notified that the password was reset.

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