The iPhone that was left back by the San Bernardino terrorist after the shooting seems to have driven the reason why the company is standing by itself pertaining to the user privacy and encryption danger that could be involved. The letter that was published by Cook publically stated that the company has in fact done whatever it could that was within their power, to provide the necessary support towards the investigation that was being done by the FBI during the data recovery process of the iPhone that was found on the crime scene.
In a recent order that was released by the Federal court, the company was demanded to take certain step and come up with an iOS that allowed law enforcements to bypass the settings of the security, It was also advised to come up a device that could easily be unlocked to access the encrypted data. The company was unprecedented due to the fact that it could threaten the company’s customer security.
The company’s CEO, Tim added to his statement that if the information of how the code could be bypassed comes out in the open, the whole purpose of encryption can be broken by anybody who has the skills and knowledge. He further went on say that the suggestion made by the government was pertaining to a particular phone; however that was not the case.
He went on to say that if this feature was allowed and if it went into the wrong hands, then nonexistent software would become a potential tool to unlock the company’s phones even if the iPhone is in the physical possession of the person.
In a tweet made by Jeremiah Grossman, the founder of WhiteHat security stated that the fact that Tim Cook is not giving in to something like this even though the company could consider, speaks a lot about the character of the company. This on its own is a matter of pride for those who work for the company.