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Apple is reportedly closing a security loophole on iPhones that will prevent police from accessing them

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Apple is reportedly closing a security loophole on iPhones that will prevent police from accessing them

Apple is changing the default settings on iPhones, stopping people from exploiting a security loophole to gain access to devices using the charging and data port.
Police sometimes use this loophole to gain access to devices.
Apple has butted heads with law enforcement about unlocking iPhones before. In 2016, it refused to help the FBI break into the phone of the San Bernardino gunman.
Apple is reportedly changing the default settings on iPhones to close a loophole which can be used to access locked phones via the charging and data port.
The software update, reported by The New York Times , will disable the iPhone's Lightning port an hour after the phone is locked. After that, a user will be able to charge the phone, but unable to transfer any data to or from the device unless the passcode is entered.
The update will block anyone using a GrayKey device, which costs $15,000 and can be used to hack into iPhones via the Lightning port. Multiple US law enforcement agencies have purchased such devices,...

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