Too long for Twitter.
Law enforcement agencies are constantly complimenting Apple for the company’s addition of “activation lock”, citing that it reduces the amount of violent robberies, since the criminals know that they are not able to steal someone’s iPhone and then resell it.
But now, those same agencies want Apple to essentially allow law-enforcement agencies to bypass that, what is close to the same feature.
While yes, the lock screen passcode is different from the activation lock on an iPhone, the request is essentially the same, please allow us the functionality to guess or bypass the password.
I can understand the argument on both sides of this issue, but, I also believe that there are places, such as the human brain, which is protected by the fifth amendment, that the government should not be allowed to go.
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Joel Esler. Read the original post at: Joel Esler