The NYPD can’t hack 423 iPhone, contain crucial evidence
16.11.2016 0 Comments
In the district attorney’s office in Manhattan are more than four hundred of Apple’s smartphone. The police are not able to uncover dozens of crimes due to the fact that it can not access the encrypted information stored on devices running iOS 8 and above. This was stated by the official representatives of the police and the Prosecutor’s office of the largest district in the United States.
The district attorney of new York Manhattan indicated that forensic laboratories are stored 423 of the iPhone to which the authorities are unable to access, as the stored information is encrypted. Among them, 166 iPhone 6 66 iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, 63, 51 iPhone 5s. For Apple encryption is standard practice: if you type it incorrectly too many times, all information is deleted.
The police said, what kind of things they can’t disclose due to encryption iPhone. The greatest number of devices (36%) were seized in cases related to electronic crimes and/or identity theft. 24% have a relationship to investigation of offences related to drug trafficking. Other associated with homicide, violence, sexual offences, etc.
According to police, criminals are using iPhone understand, how convenient for them to store the information in encrypted form. Police said that he had heard one of the prisoners called this policy of Apple’s “one more gift of God.”
The debate about the permissibility of the use in the iPhone such a powerful system of information security started in the US in the early years after the court ordered Apple to help the FBI in hacking of the iPhone 5c that belonged to one of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in California.
Then the head of the company Tim cook announced that he would challenge the request of the FBI. According to him, the request of the government “threatens the security of customers” of Apple. Cook stressed that the company’s engineers already provided the FBI with the information necessary to investigate the terrorist attacks. He added that the Corporation does not intend to transfer to the secret service software that allows you to hack the iPhone.
Ex-intelligence officer USA Edward Snowden, made in his time resonant statement about large-scale surveillance at the NSA, is convinced that the goal of the us authorities is not how to crack these iPhone, but to get full access to all Apple gadgets.