While I do sympathize with the families of the people who died in that horrific attack, if Apple were to comply with this order and create a custom iOS firmware that could essentially act as a backdoor, there is no guarantee that it will only be used for this one specific case. The FBI/NSA is well known for overreaching tactics and if they had access to such a tool, there is no way to guarantee that a warrant would be issued for every use of the tool.
Furthermore, what is to say that there was any data on the phone? They could be chasing a dead end as it is possible that all sensitive information was removed from the phone prior to carrying out the attack in order to ensure that the phone cannot be used to obtain any information if searched. Originally shared by Sergei BurkovTL;DR: iPhone security has a major flaw. The iPhone 5C lacks a crypto co-processor. Passcode protection is implemented in software by the iOS and are replaceable by a firmware update (jail break). Newer devices do have crypto co-processors, which, however, can be hacked with a second firmware update. https://blog.trailofbits.com/2016/02/17/apple-can-comply-with-the-fbi-court-order/
Apple can comply with the FBI court order
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