iPhone 6, the First Smartphone to Disrupt NSA's Spying

The Post-Snowden Smartphones

#Privacy

Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

While everyone is focusing on how easily the iPhone 6 bends — properly debunked here — the real feature nobody is talking about is how difficult (but not impossible) it will be for law enforcement agencies to break into the phone. While Apple claims it would take 5 and a half years to try all the possible combinations, security experts warn that "Apple does not fully realize how quickly the N.S.A. supercomputers can crack codes."

Already the new phone has led to an eruption from the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey. At a news conference on Thursday devoted largely to combating terror threats from the Islamic State, Mr. Comey said, “What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to hold themselves beyond the law.”

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