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Apple confirms new iOS feature to counter police tool for hacking into iPhones

8 days ago   |   By PhoneDog

Apple today confirmed a new feature that's coming soon to iOS to improve user privacy and security.
Apple will update iOS so that communication through the USB port will be blocked if the iPhone has not been unlocked within the past hour. The change is meant to protect all consumers, Apple told Reuters , especially those in countries where phones are easily obtained by police or criminals with extensive resources.
Some law enforcement and criminals use machines from GrayShift, Cellebrite, and other companies to connect to iPhones and get around the iOS feature that limits how many password...
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Apple tightens iPhone security loophole to prevent police hacking

Apple tightens iPhone security loophole to prevent police hacking

8 days ago   |   By TechRadar

With the roll-out of iOS 11.4, we saw Apple plug up a security loophole in the iPhone Lightning port , but the Cupertino firm has now announced that iOS 12 will take this fix to the extreme. While Apple has historically been non-compliant when law enforcement has sought capabilities to hack into Apple customers' devices, in certain instances, police have been able to use third-party hacking tools to exploit a loophole in iPhone Lightning ports. To combat this, Apple incorporated the USB Restricted Mode , which disables any data transfer via the device's Lightning port if it hasn't been...
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Apple is closing a loophole that lets police hack into iPhones

Apple is closing a loophole that lets police hack into iPhones

8 days ago   |   By Technology Review


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Apple to close iPhone security hole used by police, criminals - CNET

8 days ago   |   By CNET

The Lightning port won't let anyone access data after an iPhone has been locked for an hour
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