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#infosec | Apple Dropped iCloud Encryption Plans After FBI Complaint: Report

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Apple dropped plans to offer end-to-end encrypted cloud back-ups to its global customer base after the FBI complained, a new report has claimed.

Citing six sources “familiar with the matter,” Reuters claimed that Apple changed its mind over the plans for iCloud two years ago after the Feds argued in private it would seriously hinder investigations.

The revelations put a new spin on the often combative relationship between the law enforcement agency and one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

The two famously clashed in 2016 when Apple refused to engineer backdoors in its products that would enable officers to unlock the phone of a gunman responsible for a mass shooting in San Bernardino.

Since then, both FBI boss Christopher Wray, attorney general William Barr and most recently Donald Trump have taken Apple and the wider tech community to task for failing to budge on end-to-end encryption.

Silicon Valley argues that it’s impossible to provide law enforcers with access to encrypted data in a way which wouldn’t undermine security for hundreds of millions of law-abiding customers around the world.

They are backed by world-leading encryption experts, while on the other side, lawmakers and enforcers have offered no solutions of their own to the problem.

Apple’s decision not to encrypt iCloud back-ups means it can provide officers with access to target’s accounts. According to the report, full device backups and other iCloud content was handed over to the US authorities in 1568 cases in the first half of 2019, covering around 6000 accounts.

Apple is also said to have handed the Feds the iCloud backups of the Pensacola shooter, whose case sparked another round of calls for encryption backdoors from Trump and others.

It’s not 100% clear if Apple dropped its encryption plan because of the FBI complaint, or if it was down to more mundane usability issues. Android users are said to be able to back-up to the cloud without Google accessing their accounts.

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Charlotte BBB warns of latest ‘iCloud Hack’ scam

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We hear it all the time: A celebrity’s been hacked. Their private photos leaked. Now there are hackers preying on everyone’s fear that this could happen, using one of the most trusted names in technology. An urgent warning coming tonight from Charlotte’s Better Business Bureau with what you need to…

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iCloud bypass scheme continue affecting Apple Inc: 2 Security Authentications added to iMessage, FaceTime

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he scheme of iCloud bypass has been a big threat for Apple Inc. for quite some time now. Many hackers around are enjoying the benefits of iCloud security flaws by fixing a locked iPhone, whatever the model, using activation code or software with payment. The company continues battling with this issue. Recently, they have added two-factor authentication to iMessage and FaceTime for better security. iCloud bypass is perhaps the biggest threat to Apple security. According to a report, hackers bypass the iCloud security system for locked iOS devices using some Activation Lock. With the use also of the hackers’ sites, a locked iOS device can be tricked into thinking it’s talking to Apple’s iCloud servers when connected to a computer. Last September, various celebrities were became victims of hacking incidents on iPhone backups. Hackers released private information and photos of celebrities that caused humiliation to the affected accounts and Apple Inc. itself. Previously, lawmakers are pushing legislation that requires all smartphones to have built-in kill switches, after the iPhone theft accounting for about half the crimes in San Francisco and New York. However, this move did not stop these schemes. Symantec has recently discovered an operation that aims to unlock […]

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China responds over “hacker infiltration to Apple’s iCloud”

China responds over “hacker infiltration to Apple’s iCloud”

BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — China reiterated opposition to cyber attacks from hackers in all forms after media reported Chinese hackers infiltrated Apple’s iCloud. Hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple’s iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining […]

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missingcomputeralert.com – In this video I am highlighting how to remove YOUR icloud lock / account / ID when you sell your device to someone else or pass it onto someone else. To Verify iCloud / Find my iPhone ON… IF you ar…

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Apple Inc. knew about the iCloud security flaw before the hacking incident happenedNational Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – According to an interesting story that surfaced today Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) knew about the weakness in iCloud system that led to the infamous iCloud hacking of over 100 celebrity accounts in Sep…

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Apple Inc. knew about the iCloud security flaw before the hacking incident happened

Apple Inc. knew about the iCloud security flaw before the hacking incident happened

According to an interesting story that surfaced today Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) knew about the weakness in iCloud system that led to the infamous iCloud hacking of over 100 celebrity accounts in September, just days before Apple’s big launch event. Apple […]

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