US authorities have permission to hack iPhone, using the law of 225-year-old




The US Justice Department has convinced a federal judge in Manhattan to give permission to hack a password-protected iPhone, referring to the law 225 years ago, according to RT . Law enforcement agencies have considered that your smartphone suspect may contain evidence of credit card fraud.


Evidence that the materials are stored in the iPhone on the illegal activities of the owner, the prosecutor’s office was not. To obtain permission to access the gadget, US Department of Justice referred to the Law “About all pleadings and decisions of the courts”, adopted in 1789. The document has not yet been repealed. It requires the US Supreme Court and subordinate organizations “to carry out all acts and regulations necessary for the support to justice according to law.”

Thus, the court approved a warrant for forced unlocking the phone. Apple has refused to comment on the decision.

Recall that in late October this year, the District Court of Virginia (USA) decided that blocking mobile devices using fingerprints, unlike password that is not protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, so users are required for the police to provide access to your gadget, secure fingerprint module .

The case concerned the captain of emergency medical services Bausta David, who is accused of attempted murder. As part of the investigation, the police wanted to gain access to the smartphone suspect, who was protected by means of a fingerprint scanner. The police are not allowed to break device password protected or require the suspect to unlock the device. Knowledge of the password is not a physical object and is protected by the Fifth Amendment. But in the present case, the judge ruled that the data protection through fingerprint reader does not fall under the Fifth Amendment and demanded the defendant to give access to your smartphone investigation.

Thus, in terms of legislation, personal data protected by fingerprint, are more “vulnerable”.

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