Ap­ple steps up en­cry­tion to thwart un­lock­ing iPhones

The Nation - - WORLD -

Ap­ple is strength­en­ing en­cryp­tion on its iPhones to thwart po­lice ef­forts to un­lock hand­sets with­out le­git­i­mate au­tho­ri­sa­tion.

The move by Ap­ple, the lat­est in an on­go­ing clash with law en­force­ment, comes amid re­ports of grow­ing use of a tool known as GrayKey which can en­able po­lice to by­pass iPhone se­cu­rity fea­tures.

Ap­ple said the new fea­tures are not de­signed to frus­trate law en­force­ment but pre­vent any by­pass­ing of en­cryp­tion by good or bad ac­tors.

“At Ap­ple, we put the cus­tomer at the cen­tre of ev­ery­thing we de­sign,” the com­pany said in a state­ment.

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