Here's what we know about Syed Rizwan Farook, his wife Tashfeen Malik and his neighbor Enrique Marquez.
(The Washington Post) In the statement , Cook said such a step would dangerously weaken i Phone security.
Pluhar, who is director of the Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, said he believes there may be “relevant, critical communications and data” on the phone from around the time of the shooting.
Former National Counterterrorism Center director Matt Olsen, who recently co-authored a paper that asserted that the government had other ways to obtain data without creating a backdoor into devices, said the public interest in this case supports the government getting access to the data.
His phone belonged to the county public-health department, where he was an inspector.
Prosecutors noted that the county consented to allow the phone to be searched and to have Apple’s assistance in the matter.
“Once created,” he wrote, “the technique could be used over and over again, on any number of devices.
Only the user or person who controls the phone’s settings can do so. Federal prosecutors stated in a memo accompanying the order that the software would affect only the seized phone.Significantly, Pluhar said, the most recent backup took place on Oct.19, 2015, indicating that Farook may have intentionally disabled the backup feature.The device, named "loopback" by some, could be made out of any parallell wire with 25pins connectors (db25).Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an i Phone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino.No reasonable person would find that acceptable.” The Apple CEO said that “opposing this order is not something we take lightly.We feel we must speak up in the face of what we see as an overreach by the U. government.” The phone, an i Phone5C, was used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire at a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center FBI investigators recovered a number of electronic devices, including thumb drives, computer hard drives and Farook’s cellphone.The clash reflects wider debates in the United States and elsewhere over security measures used by companies to protect users of devices such as smartphones — and how much leverage authorities should have to gain special access.“We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said in a strongly worded open letter posted late Tuesday on the company’s website. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create.“Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them,” it continued. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the i Phone.” [Full statement by Apple CEO] The Justice Department sought the order “in the hopes of gaining crucial evidence” about the Dec.2 shooting rampage, which killed 14 people and injured 22.