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Has Apple Installed Security Back-doors On 600 Million iDevices?

Has Apple Installed Security Back-doors On 600 Million iDevices?

Apple stands accused of installing secret security back-doors on over 600 million iPhones and iPads that let them access data.

The claims, that Apple has installed security data that allows them access to user data through secret back doors was made by Jonathan Zdziarski, who presented an academic paper on the subject at a hacker conference in New York last Friday.

The vulnerabilities are said to include access to photos, browsing history and GPS locations while the back-doors reportedly cover a range of hidden tools and protocols that activate with “paired” computers

Apple made a clear statement regarding the issue, saying that diagnostic functions do not compromise user privacy and security, however this was responded to by Zdziarski who said that data can still be received weather or not users have agreed to diagnostics reports and testing.

Other users have said that Apple requires these back-doors to comply with America’s 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act – legislation that requires technology companies to maintain back-doors for the benefit of law enforcement agencies. 

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