Along with the new smartphones iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the officially presented world has been operating system iOS 8. Apple, known for its user data security concerns, has even announced better ways to secure private and sensitive information. The FBI’s current CBS director said, “Apple protects hijackers, pedophiles and terrorists.”
The agency’s primary objection lies with encrypting text messages sent between users. Due to the encryption mechanism, even access to Apple servers does not seem to much because the server itself is only relaying encoded strings. Therefore, reading a text message is only possible if you have a physical device (the recipient or the sender).
This is a rather inconvenient solution for the FBI, because every time an agency is interested in having access to the news, it will have to “dump” into the home of the suspect with a court order. Of course, recent reports on the NSA prove that even the most conservative methods of securing the equipment can seem overwhelming when it comes to confronting such powerful government agencies.
Reading private messages sent between users is obviously morally reprehensible, but in many cases it actually concerns the security of not only individuals but the entire nation. Until now, the content of SMS could have given away criminals of all kinds, thanks to robots catching specific words or combinations of words.