Do you want a secure iPhone? Stop using iCloud

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Apple does not provide data encryption.

The struggle for user privacy continues. A few weeks ago Apple once again refused the FBI access to iPhones belonging to a potential terrorist. This is the second big deal of this kind, right after San Bernardino, when the Cupertino giant became famous for its refusal to interfere with smartphones. However, it turns out that in the whole situation there is the other side of the coin. Unless Apple actually helps in getting to the iPhone, so a backup of the device located on the manufacturer's servers can be obtained through a warrant. These files Tim Cook company does not encrypt by default.

One source in a statement for Reuters claims that Apple doesn't want to risk another battle with the FBI. The company currently encrypts all data on the iPhone, but this issue does not apply to the device backup stored in the iCloud cloud service. American the corporation has the right keyswhich are able to translate into gaining access to relevant data on request.

Is there anything to worry about?


If you're not using iCloud, it's probably not. Most users, however, use the Apple service to back up files, photos, messages and other sensitive information – including health and payment information. The only solution that gives you complete confidence in controlling your privacy is disabling iCloud automatic backups. Apple has not so far referred to the matter or issued any official comment. However, this is not the first and probably not the last time the FBI is pushing the giant from Cupertino to facilitate data unblocking and access to necessary information.

As you can see, Tim Cook's company can't go boring all the time she was forced to compromise.

How will it translate into user feedback? This is not yet known.

Source: reuters