Reply To: 20 Feb 16 Should the government be able to access your encrypted cell phone data

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Christian
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Seems like someone at the health center botched things up by attempting to unlock the phone before handing it over to the FBI. They reset the password either on purpose or by accident. Had they not done so the phone would have automatically backed itself up to the cloud giving them easy access to the data.

Actually, the more I read about this, the FBI’s request isn’t as it’s being described. They just want Apple to disable the feature that wipes the phone after 10 incorrect password entries so they can attempt to brute force it. They are not asking for Apple to magically break the encryption. That the FBI has recommended tech companies to create backdoors in their products is a separate discussion. Here’s the actual order. It seems Apple’s statements are more for PR.