Apple is working to make future iPhones even harder to break into

Apple is reportedley hard at work on closing the loophole that would allow the company to aid the FBI in breaking into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter. Company executives alluded to the plan to expand iPhone security in interviews with the media on Friday, and now The New York Times says the company has been working on making the iPhone impossible to crack since even before the attack that took place last December.

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At the heart of the issue is a troubleshooting feature that allows Apple to install new firmware on an iPhone to upgrade its operating system to a newer version without having to input a user’s passcode. The feature, designed to make it easier to repair malfunctioning devices, means the FBI can demand Apple…

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