Apple execs say county officials reset San Bernardino suspect's iCloud

County officials changed the Apple ID password in the crucial days after the attack, senior Apple executives said today on a call with reporters. Had the Apple ID not changed, executives said, the data on the phone could potentially have been retrieved through the iPhone's auto-backup feature, which would have transmitted the data to the county-controlled iCloud system. Still, it's unclear whether such a tactic would have worked if the password had not been reset. Farook's phone had not backed up to iCloud since October, although it's unclear what caused the backups to discontinue.

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arkard1391d ago

If they wouldn't have changed the password, couldn't someone who knew his password potentially deleted everything on it?

gizmig1391d ago

We understand the risk that the code to break will potentially threat to the outer world but yet they should discuss with FRI all the odds and find a better solution for the issue.