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- The FBI is asking Apple to help them to either 1) bypass the maximum of 10 incorrect pin code entries before deleting the phone's data, or 2) Provide a way for non-apple firmware to be installed on the phone, which presumably they'd write and enable the same functionality to brute force it.
- The second issue is legal. Essentially the Government is relying on a law from 1789 called the All Writs Act. This law essentially is a catch all requiring people or businesses to assist the government in their investigations.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Anybody watching near Traverse City?||
I was thinking of going over to the Blue Tractor near downtown. If anyone else has another location, that's be great too. We're just visiting so I don't know where the regular bar is!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Haha. Well played sir.||
Haha. Well played sir.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Been working really hard on||
Been working really hard on my golf game. Down to a 2.6. Playing in a tournament called the "impossible open" this weekend. Partnered up with another one of my coach's students. We're going to try to win the NCGA mid amateur four ball this October in Pebble Beach. We probably won't but the chase is fun.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Very excited for Copa! I will be at the opener in Santa Clara!||
Very excited for Copa! I will be at the opener in Santa Clara!
|17 weeks 10 hours ago||Used to be the head coach at||
Used to be the head coach at University of Texas Crew (austin). SaigonBlue is right on. As far as club rowing frankly it's Michigan and everybody else.
|17 weeks 10 hours ago||And only 20 scholarships...||
And only 20 scholarships...
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Agree with you. Their||
Agree with you. Their segments are usually right to ten minutes with both a national ad like Flo, who I now hate, and then Sam talking about lawn mowers for two minutes. I just skip them as fast as I can but I agree it is annoying.
|19 weeks 9 hours ago||Lol. Clutch comment.||
Lol. Clutch comment.
|30 weeks 20 hours ago||Logged in to +1 Better Call Saul reference||
Well played, sir.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I'll do my best to summarize, but Ars Technica is your friend||
This issue is a big deal. This is not the same as wire tapping (to which tech companies have upped their encryption capabilities drastically)
There are two angles here. The first is technical. I'm in the field and have a bunch of experience working with enterprise customers who want a similar encryption scheme to what the iphone has. The second is legal. I'm not an expert at this but have researched the issue a bit.
If the 10 passcode limit is gone, then all you have to do to unlock the phone is try 10,000 combinations. Nobody wants that capability in the hands of bad guys.
From Ars: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2016/02/encryption-isnt-at-stake-the-fbi-knows-apple-already-has-the-desired-key/
The encryption used by the iPhone to protect its storage is a multi-tiered system. At its core are two keys, one embedded in the hardware and the second derived from the PIN. The hardware key is used to generate a file system key that is in turn used to encrypt the file system metadata. That metadata includes an encryption key for each individual file. That per-file key is encrypted using (indirectly) an encryption key that is derived from a combination of the hardware key and the PIN key. As such, without the PIN key, it's impossible to decrypt those per-file keys and hence impossible to decrypt files stored on the iPhone.
This way even if apple owned or possessed the device (see legal section) apple cannot actually comply with a request to produce data. There are a bunch of cloud vendors who offer this kind of service to banking customers, etc. As a consumer, you absolutely want this.
The entire text of the law is this:
"(a) The Supreme Court and all courts established by Act of Congress may issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law.
(b) An alternative writ or rule nisi may be issued by a justice or judge of a court which has jurisdiction."
The government is citing a 1977 supreme court case:
"In the present San Bernardino case, US Attorney Eileen Decker specifically cited New YorkTelephone's "three factor" test. Those factors include the company’s distance, or "remove" from the case; whether the government’s request places an "undue burden" on Apple; and whether the company’s assistance was "necessary.""
Apple, and others probably would use the same argument against these three factors.
Even if the All Writs Act applies, it still cannot be used to accomplish the result that the government seeks. Apple does not possess or control the device. Rather, the government seeks to force Apple to take receipt of a device in the government’s custody and provide what are essentially expert forensic services for the government by bypassing the security on that device to extract data belonging to the device’s owner. This commandeering of Apple personnel and resources to do the government’s investigative work is materially different from asking a communication service provider to access or provide data on its network or in its possession.
Absent clear legal authority, Apple should not be compelled to act as the government’s ‘forensic agent’ to disable security measures Apple built for the benefit of its customers. Should this Court conclude that the All Writs Act does not provide such clear authority, then the Court should err on the side of caution and deny the government’s request.
Apple also will likely cite this dissent in the 1977 supreme court case:
The money quote:
The use of that writ by the judges appointed by King George III was one British practice that the Revolution was specifically intended to terminate.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||When I was coaching club||
When I was coaching club college rowing, every athlete paid out of their own pocket to go listen to me bark at them for 6 hours a day in Louisiana over spring break. And it was the best week of the year. The women's varsity team often hosted teams from ACC and SEC over their respective spring breaks. This is just ludicrous deflection from the scandals at Tennessee and Ole Miss.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Couldn't agree more! So happy to have this site!!!||
Couldn't agree more! So happy to have this site!!!
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Taking an ambien. Can't wait||
Taking an ambien. Can't wait to wake up on west coast time and have most of it underway.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||SAMgO and lilpenny1316 you||
SAMgO and lilpenny1316 you guys win for making me laugh harder than I can ever remember on this site. "Recruiting Rock bottom" is so apt. Hahaha. Placing a bet on WNBA ... Just wow! Hahahahahahahaha
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Remember Steve's rules of Crystal Ballz...||
Wait for a local guy and a national guy to both put in their CB before worrying. I just took a look at the last pick for Asiasi and Boss T. It was made by Justin Hopkins. He's got a pretty low CB accuracy rating: out of (68.57 %).
However, the 247 National JC Shurburtt editor likes Michigan for Asiasi, I'll take that. Not as great, JC likes UCLA for Boss T.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I live in Palo Alto. The||
I live in Palo Alto. The weather is mind blowing. Football game day experience is much weaker than AA. But I suspect this is about weather and academics. Stanford honestly speaking is the more prestigious school. I am of course very grateful for everything my Michigan degree has done for me, of course.
|36 weeks 48 min ago||Basically all romantic comedies. I said it.||
Basically all romantic comedies. I said it.
|36 weeks 12 hours ago||OP - I'm sure the mods could||
OP - I'm sure the mods could use more help if you're volunteering.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I just noticed that the sign||
I just noticed that the sign creator added a light as well. Impressive work that the didn't electrocute themselves.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Laughed so hard at this.||
Laughed so hard at this. Hahahaahahaha. Btw we are nearly neighbors. I live in Palo Alto.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Palo Alto resents being||
Palo Alto resents being considered in the South Bay. :-) Everything south of 237 is South Bay.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Hahahahahaa||
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Won my league and a cool||
Won my league and a cool $1000 by beating the two time champ. Had a great draft. Started all but one player I drafted. The one player I didn't: Denard. Brandon Marshall and Deandre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald were huge for me this year.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Runyan for OT? Dude has to be||
Runyan for OT? Dude has to be in the conversation at least. 14 years. Basically never missed a start. Only one pro bowl but cmon man he's a congressman too!
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|40 weeks 3 days ago||Volkswagen, but you're close.||
Volkswagen, but you're close.
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|42 weeks 58 min ago||Bang me!||
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Hahahahahaaaa. Very evocative||
Hahahahahaaaa. Very evocative imagery there. The Michigan difference.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||F&$k free world.||
F&$k free world.