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by Smokey
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14710

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

I think the canary approach is interesting could be easily subverted. All the govt needs to do is tell people not to take down their canary. I mean, if we're already secretly making people do stuff, that is just one more thing. Just because someone tells us the FBI has never been there does not mean it is true.

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by Smokey
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14710

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

Bitter Clinger wrote:Cook is a traitor, Apple is a POS.

Feds slam Apple, saying it could easily help unlock byiPhone and is 'not above the law'

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
If Apple complied with the order, prosecutors around the country would ask for the same technology, the executive said.

So far, only the U.S. has asked Apple to undertake such an endeavor, the executive added, but other countries would surely follow if federal prosecutors succceed in this case.
Would you want other countries to demand Apple provide them the software? China, Russia, etc.

Since the FBI is having to brute force the password, people can protect themselves from this attack by using a stronger, long, non numeric password.
by Smokey
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14710

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news ... in-on.html

Kind of interesting some other cyber security companies agreeing with Apple.
by Smokey
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14710

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

How is the government able to compel somebody to do labor? This thing does not exist yet and would take an engineer some time to create. Can the government force me to dig a ditch or write a poem?

His password is probably 1234 anyways.
by Smokey
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14710

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

I would also wonder how they could load new software on it without first unlocking it. If Apple could do that, they could just load on a new OS that unlocks the phone automatically, without having to make the FBI to brute force guess the password. I wonder if the auto-wiping logic is in a less restricted part of the phone that can be changed without unlocking the phone. Otherwise what the FBI is asking for makes no sense

Lots of people wanting to put in back doors and such, or give a way for certain "trusted" people to have access. The problem with making systems less than secure is that they WILL be exploited, and you cannot guarantee that they will only be exploited by "the good guys". I guarantee there are other countries and organizations out there watching this case and saying to themselves "oh please add a backdoor..."

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