Apple Closes iOS Backdoor Used By FBI

Apple Closes iOS Backdoor Used By FBI

Most of us remember the drama that unfolded between Apple and FBI back in 2016. Despite Apple’s refusal to cooperate, the FBI was able to break into the phone without Apple’s help. Since then, there’s been reports of other law enforcement agencies being able to retrieve data from locked iPhones. However, a recent iOS update claims to close this loophole thwarting the technique used by police. Apple says this was not done to make law enforcement’s job more difficult, but to protect consumer privacy.

About the Author

avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.