Re: They are asking for a vulnerability to be created
The 'back door vulnerability', as such, already exists. The FBI, in this case, are asking Apple to circumvent a particular basic, timing-related security mechanism to reduce the time taken to exploit it, in their own building, using their own equipment, under their own control, to access this under a warrant obtained through judicial review. I'm depressingly unsurprised that the nature of the request seems beyond a few on here, but even i'm taken a-back in the Daily Mail level of ignorance displayed in much of this thread. I wouldn't trust the FBI as far as I could throw their headquarters, but that's not the issue here.