From: Richard L. Hamilton <rlhamil@smart.net>
Subject: Re: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence
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From: rlhamil@smart.net (Richard L. Hamilton)
Subject: Re: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence
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In article<wuqbb214bj13.12wc1uwm78r8x.dlg@40tude.net>,
	ultred ragnusen<ultred@ragnusen.com> writes:
> Barry Margolin<barmar@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> 
>>> 
>>>> Yet another good reason to use a dumb flip phone.
>>> 
>>> definitely not. those are *far* easier to crack. they aren't even
>>> encrypted.
>> 
>> But you probably don't have much incriminating data on it in the first 
>> place.
> 
> I agree with the sentiment to not /put/ incriminating data on a phone,
> where a dumb phone will naturally contain far less automatically generating
> data in the first place.
> 
> But I bring up the sentiment that anyone who thinks /any/ phone is /safe/
> is a fool, because, for a criminal anyway, the biggest incrimination is
> simply the ping to the cellular tower that makes a cell phone work as a
> cell phone.
> 
> Those who /feel/ safer with brand X phones versus brand Y phones because
> the marketing of brand X is better than brand Y, I posit, are fools,
> because the weakest set of links of all cell phones are the same.

The weakest part of any device is the wetware - the person operating it.