Neither the FBI nor Apple looks good in the days following the postponement of a hearing on whether Apple should be forced to help the bureau crack open the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI's credibility is being questioned as Apple's security technology is being tarnished.
Although the battle over whether the courts should compel Apple to help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters is on hold for now, the debate over the privacy issues involved isn't going away, says Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
The Department of Justice has been granted a delay of a March 22 hearing relating to a court order compelling Apple to help the FBI unlock the iPhone 5C issued to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. That's because it says it may have found a way to unlock the phone without Apple's assistance.
Apple has unloaded another blistering legal response to the Justice Department over the court order obtained by the FBI that requires the company to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
In a filing rebutting Apple's appeal of a court order requiring the company to help the FBI unlock the iPhone used by a shooter in the San Bernardino massacre, the Justice Department says Apple's rhetoric is "false" and "corrosive" to the institution that safeguards Americans' liberties and rights.
The Justice Department's appeal of a court order that the government can't compel Apple to unlock an iPhone used by an accused drug dealer is significant because it sets in motion a process that could lead to a Supreme Court ruling on whether mobile device makers must give law enforcement an encryption backdoor.
Apple's standoff with the U.S. government is creating a healthy debate about whether federal investigators, under certain circumstances, should have the right to circumvent the security functions of smartphones and other devices, says cybersecurity attorney Chris Pierson.
After years of being kept in the background, privacy has taken center stage in security discussions. In this video interview, Michelle Dennedy, chief privacy officer at Cisco, discusses the impact of new regulations and the issue of encryption backdoors.
The impasse over whether Apple should help law enforcement open encrypted iPhones continued during a House hearing, as FBI Director James Comey and Apple's top lawyer, Bruce Sewell, didn't budge from their positions.
It's springtime in San Francisco: cue the annual RSA Conference. Here are some notable trends that have already emerged from the event, ranging from ransomware and phishing attacks to hacker self-promotion and Facebook fakery.
As the first day of RSA Conference 2016 sessions was set to start, ISMG's editorial team sat down to discuss the event and what to expect from it. Editors Tom Field, Tracy Kitten and Mathew Schwartz offer an RSA preview in this video report.
A thriving market now exists to help cybercriminals recruit new talent, says Rick Holland of the threat intelligence firm Digital Shadows, which has been studying how cybercriminals advertise for new recruits - and the types of technology skills that are most in demand.
A federal magistrate in Brooklyn, N.Y., unlike another judge in California, has denied a request by federal authorities to force Apple to retrieve data from an iPhone, this time in a New York narcotics case.
Tim Cook says he found out about the court order to help the FBI break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters from the press. "I don't think that something so important to this country should be handled that way," the Apple CEO says.