Microsoft proved the rightness of Apple in court with the FBI
When the FBI demanded that the Apple iPhone unlock terrorist, or rather, to give special services to unlock the tool, the company from Cupertino has tried in every way to avoid it. Many attributed this to the fact that as soon as the FBI will be such an instrument, it will appear in all representatives of law enforcement, and control its spread will be impossible. Microsoft has proven that to be the case.
According to information from ArsTechnica, by an unfortunate accident leaked master key for Windows, which was called the "golden key." It's about the internal problems of the OS security, which allows you to unlock any protected Microsoft device such as a tablet and a smartphone.
The key allows you to bypass Microsoft protection against the installation of modified versions of Windows. It can be used on devices running Windows 8.1 and newer versions of the OS.
The same key that is needed company, and had to be protected, leaked due to simple human oversight. It was accidentally left in one of the devices intended for retail sale. Clearly, it was used as a debugging tool.
The code that was stored inside the Microsoft, leaked. If such a code is stored inside Apple, likely sooner or later he would have got into the wrong hands. The only way to protect yourself - it does not create vulnerabilities in the system. Apple has not taken this step even at the request of the FBI.