Government Caused iCloud Security Breach

Writes John Seiler:

It was government “back doors” that were exploited by hackers in the iCloud security breach, according to Wired:

“The fact that Apple isn’t complicit in law enforcement’s use of Elcomsoft’s for surveillance doesn’t make the tool any less dangerous, argues Matt Blaze, a computer science professor at the University of Pennsylvania and frequent critic of government spying methods. ‘What this demonstrates is that even without explicit backdoors, law enforcement has powerful tools that might not always stay inside law enforcement,’ he says. ‘You have to ask if you trust law enforcement. But even if you do trust law enforcement, you have to ask whether other people will get access to these tools, and how they’ll use them.’”


8:18 am on September 3, 2014

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