Maybe it’s time for Apple to fight back.. Let users create their own encryption key used to protect iCloud and iPhone content. I see major implications to the business world and government world if Apple creates signed installable firmware that allows an entity to brute force the pass code and bypass a wipe mechanism. Just think about all the top secret information foreign governments would love to get from contractors in other countries. Can’t believe the FBI is even asking Apple to consider doing this.. However; a suggestion to Apple if they are forced to do this.. Give users the ability to fight back! Here’s some ideas:
- Encryption change in future iOS updates that effectively prevents the custom firmware from working going forward?
- Changing hardware itself to force a wipe during an OS update if the device hasn’t checked into MDM in a XYZ time period?
- Give companies an MDM “high security” option that requires the device to be connected (WiFI or Cellular) and check-in to MDM before accepting any passcode after XYZ hours of not successfully checking in? *This would be a great increase for data security, a stolen device would be required to check-in before access to any data could occur. Which is also the perfect opportunity for a stolen device to be wiped.