Apple has ordered its engineers to develop new security measures for the iPhone that would be impossible for even the computer giant to break, according to a Wednesday report. Sources close to the company told The New York Times that the enhanced security measures are being created as the federal government attempts to force Apple to write computer code allowing the FBI to access data on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

“This is the first time that Apple has been included in their own threat model,” security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski told the Times. “I don’t think Apple ever considered becoming a compelled arm of the government.” The report came as Apple CEO Tim Cook told ABC News in an interview that creating such software would be the “software equivalent of cancer.” READ MORE