CNET Update – Apple vs. the FBI: An easy explanation
A judge has ordered Apple to crack into an iPhone for law enforcement, but this could affect the future of cybersecurity for everyone. Bridget Carey breaks down the issue in under three minutes.

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28 thoughts on “CNET Update – Apple vs. the FBI: An easy explanation

  • February 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    People need to understand that Apple has spent years and years developing an unbreachable OS. Hacking it is extremly difficoult, maybe impossible. Why? Because it is encrypted, with a unique UID code combined with your passcode. It is made to not read any outside input than the numbers your type in from the screen. The thing Apple should do for the future is create a masterpassword for ALL iPhones that can only be entered if a spesific firmware is loaded onto the phone. This password is the same for ALL phones. This masterpassword should be alphanumerical, and 10.000 digits long as well as changed with each iOS update. The password will be stored on a USB encrypted with a 1000 digit password, in a highly secure vault. Only a select few individuals have the 1000 digit password.

  • February 20, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Bye bye iPhone if the FBI get a backdoor into the iPhones software. The sales surely will plumit knowing your own personal privacy is at risk. Also if this does get the go ahead, surely it wouldn't take long for the criminals to catch up and steal information on innocent people.

  • February 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    plot twist what if the reason apple doesn't want to unlock the phone is that it contains evidence that apple is responsible for terrorist activity

  • February 21, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Apple is a terrorist company¡¡¡,como on Trump,destroy Apple¡¡¡

  • February 21, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Give the phone to the Hollywood-pretending hacker, they crack it as easy as it on movie :))

  • February 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Have they tried using the find my iPhone feature where you can put a passcode on it? That is kind of lack a back door fix isn't it?

  • February 22, 2016 at 3:06 am

    fight the good fight, Apple! but i still prefer Android

  • February 22, 2016 at 5:45 am

    eye-phone is already an eye, and this fbi thing is just to get people trust their phones more.

  • February 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I am on Apple's side on this issue. The FBI should do their own investigation, not force private companies to do it for them. A backdoor would ultimately create more security issues among abusive government powers and hackers. And besides, what use is there to pull data from the terrorist's phone anyways? He is already dead. He's never going to do it again. There's no way the FBI will be able to prevent another terrorist attack with that data anyways.

  • February 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    News flash, the Fbi has the information they needed from the terrorists phone, Fbi and government is using the Bernardino case as an excuse to violate the privacy of consumers legally, if they win we are all screwed.

  • February 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Of COURSE CNET misses the legal issue entirely. The issue is that slavery is unconstitutional and a judge therefore has ZERO authority to order a person/entity to perform work against their will.

  • February 24, 2016 at 3:13 am

    The San Bernardino or a million more cases like it does not override personal privacy and it definitely doesn't override the fourth amendment of the constitution

  • February 24, 2016 at 7:49 am

    holy shit how many ways does the government need to be able to spy? they can see all the calls you make, all the texts you send, all of your Internet traffic, every website you have vised, everything you buy with your debit card, street cams that can track you, satellites to track you, drones that can track you, they can track and intercept your cell phone calls and location. Do they REALLY need another way to track you?

  • February 27, 2016 at 2:02 am

    This is like the Patriot Act. They use it on American Citizens and call them Domestic terrorist. If the government gets into our phones there goes all Our Constitutional Rights. They will be scanning mass data on everyone. The government is already to the point if they don't like what you say or u believe in the Constitution; you'll be shot and thrown in prison! If you don't believe me, watch everything pertaining to Oregon Standoff at the reserve. Those guys are in jail for protesting and they are using ever little thing on them that they collected from Mass data. Their State representatives are going to Oregon to help these people. Protect your rights America!!

  • February 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    The Government lies; Snowden showed that.
    Apple already pulled the terrorist's backup data from the Cloud and gave it to the FBI; proving what I already said: "The Cloud is not secure."
    AND a "smart person" would have installed a 3rd level protection App that disables any back doors AND sends a virus to any computer trying to hack it AND wipes the hard drive; when detecting a hacking attempt. Reverse hacking rules!!! (Black Ops, I mean Apps.) 🙂

  • February 29, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    She was wrong! The iPhone belong to the County Employer! It was a work phone!

  • March 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    What's stupid is that the FBI has already had the county reset the
    password on the iCloud account. That means that the FBI already has
    access to the iCloud backup. They HAVE the shooter's data, but the FBI
    is trying to strong-arm Apple into breaking the iOS security algorithm.

    Literally, the only things that the FBI would get from cracking the phone now, that they couldn't get from iCloud, would be some website data cache and maybe some Photostream photos.

    But this isn't about the data! It's about setting legal presidence!

    If Apple buckles on this, or is forced to hack their encryption, that means EVERY tech company that creates encryption will be forced to decrypt data whenever the government says so. You think the NSA's bad now, wait until there's no digital security standing between them and your personal data.

    You may think that this is about protecting 'Murica 'gainst the terries, but it's about our rights to digital privacy at this point!

  • March 5, 2016 at 10:42 am

    If they want a new piece of software then they would have to UNLOCK the phone to download it, dumbass fbi

  • March 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    There is a way to get into the phone if he has siri

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Nice B-roll of random technology. It's all the same anyways.

  • May 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Why are you people showing us random footage of servers and UTP cables?

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