The FBI's fight with Apple over access to a dead terrorist's locked iPhone could undermine software security for banks and their vendors and complicate business in other ways.

As most readers know by now, the government has demanded that Apple create software that the FBI could use to try to crack open the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple is resisting the order, arguing that it's tantamount to giving the FBI a master key that it could use to open other iPhones.

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