Judge: Apple must provide iOS unlock tools to FBI in CA shooter case

Judge: Apple must provide iOS unlock tools to FBI in CA shooter case

On Tuesday, a US magistrate judge ordered Apple to comply with FBI requests to help the law enforcement agency get into a criminal’s county-owned iPhone, in this case used by one of the perpetrators of the mass-shooting that happened in San Bernadino, California last December. Apple would not be required to override the passcode itself, but is being compelled to develop and give the FBI software that would prevent the iPhone from erasing itself after a number of unsuccessful login attempts, allowing the agency to brute-force unlock the iPhone….

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