Written By Larry 2016-02-22T14:54:00Z
From everything I've seen, here's a brief synopsis of what we know:
- The iPhone belonged to the County of San Bernardino.
- The county purchased, but did not install, the $4/month software that would have enabled them to access/wipe/unlock the iPhone.
- The passcode on the phone was changed while in law enforcement's possession.
- Had they not changed the passcode, it could have been backed up to iCloud and the information accessed on the back end by Apple without engineering a back door.
- Because the County of San Bernardino and law enforcement both screwed up massively, they're now asking Apple to engineer a back door into the system that could render all iPhone users vulnerable.
Given all of the above, I can only say one thing.