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Apple locks down iPhone security flaw, frustrates law enforcement

11 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

Apple announced that it will fix another iPhone security flaw in a future iOS update. It will prevent data from being transferred to and from the iPhone after an hour of the phone being locked.
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Apple is going to ruin cops' favorite tool for breaking into iPhones

Apple is going to ruin cops' favorite tool for breaking into iPhones

11 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

In recent months, a law enforcement tool called GrayKey has become publicly known as the gold standard for law enforcement agencies trying to break into encrypted iPhones. Provided that the cops have physical access to a device, the $15,000 tool enables authorities to get their way inside, given a week or so of passcode guessing attempts. The tool works on iPhones running the most recent public version of Apple's software, and has temporarily stopped law enforcement from complaining about strong encryption on mobile devices.
But according to Reuters , Apple has confirmed that it's going to...
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Apple patched a USB vulnerability to keep hackers out of your iPhone

Apple patched a USB vulnerability to keep hackers out of your iPhone

11 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Apple says it'll update the default settings for iPhone devices, in an upcoming iOS release, to prevent an exploit that allows hackers or law enforcment to access your device via USB without your consent. The changes comes at a time when law enforcement agencies around the world are fighting with Apple over access to iPhones. While legal battles in some countries continue, many agencies have resorted to the use of specialized hardware designed to crack the device's security. We've been warned of the potential for officers exploit FaceID to bypass suspect's privacy, and we know law...
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Apple confirms that it will seal up law enforcement's favorite iPhone cracking method

Apple confirms that it will seal up law enforcement's favorite iPhone cracking method

11 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

A new version of iOS will block a controversial loophole that law enforcement agencies have leveraged in order to crack into locked iPhones. In an upcoming version of iOS , Apple will include a feature known as USB Restricted Mode which limits access to a locked iPhone through its USB port.
The feature previously appeared in the iOS 11.3 beta, making its way into the iOS 12 beta and now the company has confirmed that the security patch will make it into a final iOS release. With USB Restricted Mode, an iPhone's Lightning port will lock one hour after the phone is locked. In that mode...
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Apple Confirms It Will Lock iPhone Lightning Port to Protect Users from Law Enforcement

11 days ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Apple today said it will change the behavior of iPhones in order to protect its users. The company plans to alter its software to lock the Lightning port of iOS devices that are not used for an hour. The function, called USB Restricted Mode, prevents data transfer via USB, though the phone can still charge through a Lightning cable. The idea is to thwart law enforcement use of GrayShift and Cellebrite boxes, which are able to crack iOS security using a direct USB connection through the Lightning port. The devices work by disabling the number of times passwords/PINs can be guessed by the...
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Apple confirms iOS updates will lock out some police cracking tools

11 days ago   |   By Engadget

Researchers were right when they suspected that upcoming iOS updates would stymie law enforcement cracking tools. Apple has confirmed that iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 will cut off data through the USB port when the phone hasn't been unlocked in the past ho...
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Apple will update iOS to block police hacking tool

Apple will update iOS to block police hacking tool

11 days ago   |   By The Verge

For months, police across the country have been using a device called a GrayKey to unlock dormant iPhones, using an undisclosed technique to sidestep Apple's default disk encryption. The devices are currently in use in at least five states and five federal agencies , seen as a breakthrough in collecting evidence from encrypted devices.
But according to a new Reuters report , Apple is planning to release a new feature to iOS that would make those devices useless in the majority of cases, potentially sparking a return to the encryption standoff between law enforcement and device...
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Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Police Use to Crack Devices

11 days ago   |   By NY Times

Apple is closing a technological loophole that let authorities hack into locked iPhones, infuriating law enforcement officials and reigniting a debate over security versus privacy.
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Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

11 days ago   |   By Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices.
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