Apple refuted the allegation that it included backdoor support services in iOS that could be exploited by law enforcement and all other federal government agencies in order to obtain individual information from iOS devices. The rejection declaration was given to Financial Times reporter Tim Bradshaw that discussed the interaction on Twitter.
Apple does not reject the existence of the support services discovered by forensic researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, yet instead asserts the features are diagnostic and primarily utilized for troubleshooting and enterprise control of tools.
“We have developed iOS to ensure that its diagnostic features do not jeopardize user privacy and safety, but still offers needed details to enterprise IT departments, developers and Apple for repairing technological issues. A customer should have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer system prior to that computer has the ability to gain access to this minimal analysis information. The individual needs to accept share this information, and data is never ever transferred without their consent.
As we have stated just before, Apple has actually never ever functioned with any government agency from any type of country to produce a backdoor in any one of our items of support services.”
Information on these backdoor solutions were released recently by Zdziarski as part of a discussion throughout the Hackers On World Earth (HOPE/X) conference. You could watch every one of Zdziarski’s discussion slides below: (PDF)
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