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All apple has to do is use robust internal encryption and it will take too long to be worthwhile for the hacker to hack a phone (or whatever). This might mean the user has their own password (heaven forbid!) - and if they really give a damn about their security, it won't be 'ABC123'.

The TV folk (those who inspired my original post) were all worked up about the government invading their privacy.

There needn't be a back-door: if the encryption is good, the immense computing power required to decrypt the info in anything close to a useful time-frame is enough. There time will be (and IS) better spent hacking into the data repositories (banks, credit cards, IRS). Why kill yourself for a few dimes when theirs millions to be made in a single hit?






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