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On 02/20/2016 08:09 AM, Michael Best wrote:

>> On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM, John Young
>> <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
>> 
>> If Apple can hack its own security then the products are
>> backdoors.

> ... Being able to hack something doesn't mean there's a
> backdoor, even if you're the one who built it. Hacking !=
> backdoors
> 
> Good soundbite, though.

A little bit factual, though...

"There are a number of undocumented and hidden features and
services in Apple iOS that can be used to bypass the backup
encryption on iOS devices and remove large amounts of usersâ??
personal data. Several of these features began as benign services
but have evolved in recent years to become powerful tools for
acquiring user data."

https://threatpost.com/researcher-identifies-hidden-data-acquisition
- -services-in-ios/

In practical terms, if Apple "can hack its own security" in
response to a Court order, that would mean that Apple had the
means to identify and repair the product defect(s) in question all
along but failed to do so until so ordered.  Which sounds a lot
more like "plausible deniability" of a back door, than the absence
of one.

:o)



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