Indian government might have a tool to handle encrypted smart phones

According to The New Indian Express, India’s communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has revealed that the government has been developing a tool for mobile forensics ‘which handles smart phones including Apple phones’. The statement was made in the context of the minister talking about how strong encryption technology in smart phones represents a challenge for law enforcement agencies. Prasad has reportedly denied any proposal to introduce backdoors for smart phone encryption.