Apple Execs Say San Bernardino IPhone Password Changed While In Government Custody

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The iPhone of the San Bernarndino shooter that US officials are pressuring Apple to unlock had its password changed within 24 hours of the government custody, company bosses claim insisting this prevents them from getting backup information.

Exactly who or how the Apple ID password was changed is unconfirmed, but in court filings, the US

Department of Justice alleged that the San Bernardino Health Department, “in an attempt to gain access to some information in the hours after the attack, was able to reset the password remotely, but that had the effect of eliminating the possibility of an auto-backup.”

However, Apple executives only learned about the change after proposing four solutions for recovering the encrypted data, all without having to compromise security for millions of customers with a so-called “backdoor” that authorities are pressuring the company to make. READ MORE

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