(09-08-2016, 12:18 PM)Marzipam Wrote: A software encryption thats set up right wont be bruteforced easily. Maybe the encryption apps on android just suck. Also i still dont understand why you trust apple to not silently fuck you over. Just because they make most their money from hardware ? Really ?
I know for a fact that apple has unlocked iphones for the FBI before. They probably refused to do it this time because of bad publicity.
If I have a choice between trusting Google or Apple of course I will choose Apple. Google's entire business plan is gathering as much data on users as possible. Apple simply has no business incentive to do this and there is no evidence to suggest they do.
Apple used to unlock iPhones for the FBI before iOS 8. That is because in iOS 8 they could simply extract the data from the encrypted partitions themselves, as is still trivial for Android phones today. After iOS 8 they implemented the advanced encryption methods I outlined previously which they designed specifically so that they themselves cannot even access the data on any iPhone. That's why the FBI wanted Apple to make a special tool to brute force the code in that court case. Understand the FBI was not actually asking Apple to break the encryption because Apple no longer can. They wanted Apple to create brute forcing software.
Android encryption is worthless if you are up against the FBI. The reason the FBI has not had to take Google to court is because Android encryption even in the latest version works similarly to how iOS encryption used to in the older versions: it is very easy to extract the encrypted partition and simply brute force it yourself. There is nothing stopping any hacker from doing this. For the FBI it's nothing. Especially if the encryption key is a four digit PIN. This takes no time at all for the FBI to crack, I'm sure they have some strong computing power at their disposal.
iOS is much more secure than Android, there is no doubt about it.
Hey don't take my word for it:
Android devices are shit for security.
Who the fuck is Psychoactive Substances Bill and why is he taking all my drugs?