We live in a scary world where security, confidentiality, and privacy are often a joke…
That was then…
March 29, 2016: Apple vs FBI: All you need to know
Last month, a federal judge asked Apple to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to Syed Farook, who was responsible for the shootings in San Bernardino in December which left 14 people dead.
The judge asked Apple to provide “reasonable technical assistance” to the U.S. authorities, which would require the technology giant to overhaul the system that disables the phone after 10 unsuccessful password attempts. Once this feature kicks in, all the data on the phone is inaccessible. Apple declined to help the FBI.
At the time, Apple chief executive Tim Cook called the order “chilling” and said that it would require writing new software that would be “a master key, capable of opening hundreds of millions of locks”. Cook’s argument was that if the FBI could access this iPhone, nothing would stop them from doing it to many others.
Law enforcement authorities insisted that it was a one-off request. As a result the case went to court. <Source>
January 14, 2020: Apple refuses government’s request to unlock Pensacola shooting suspect’s iPhones
Saudi Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani shot to death three Americans at Pensacola Naval Air Station on Dec. 6. The 21-year-old gunman was fatally shot by a deputy sheriff during the attack, which U.S. officials called an act of terrorism.
Apple continues to refuse Barr’s request that it help find a way for law enforcement to access encrypted devices with a court order, like the one Apple resisted in 2016 in the case of a shooter’s iPhone in San Bernardino, California. In that case, the point was dropped when the FBI was able to crack into the phone without Apple’s help, but the incident raised questions about the balance between civil liberties and public safety that have yet to be settled. <Source>
Fast forward to today…
EaseUS is a Chinese online software company specializing in utility programs used for data backup, data recovery, data transfer, and partition management products for Android, iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows devices. Founded in August 2004, the company is powered by Chengdu Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd. The company’s headquarters are located in Chengdu, China, where every technology company must provide unlimited assistance to the Communist Chinese regime.
AND FOR ONLY $39, YOU TOO CAN BE AS SNEAKY AS THE FBI, CIA, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Let us not forget that there are legitimate uses for computer utilities that help manage our data in critical situations, like when an employee returns a locked laptop or cellphone containing valuable or proprietary information urgently needed.
Want to know more? The company’s website can be found here.
And, as I tell my friends, it only appears to be magic when another person doesn’t know how. Or, as the proverb states, “In the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”
We are so screwed when the implied or promised security we may rely on is only an illusion.
Disclaimer: We have no affiliation with the company and do not take any responsibility, express or implied, for any actions you may take with this software capable of being misused by evildoers.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS