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Apple will disable iPhone Lightning ports after an hour, closing device cracking loophole

7 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Apple said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices. The company told Reuters it was aiming to protect all customers, especially in countries where phones are readily obtained by police or by criminals with extensive resources, and to head off...
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Apple to make change to iOS that will make cracking open an iPhone a race against the clock

Apple to make change to iOS that will make cracking open an iPhone a race against the clock

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple is changing settings in iOS that will help prevent devices used by law enforcement and hackers from unlocking iPhone models. New products from companies like Cellebrite and GrayShift use a USB connection through Apple's proprietary Lightning port in order to bypass limits on passcode attempts that Apple built into the operating system. These limits were designed to prevent law enforcement and hackers from cracking open a locked iPhone by continually guessing passcodes until they stumble on the right one.
With the new machines able to bypass passcode attempt limits, ...
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Apple tightens iPhone security loophole to prevent police hacking

Apple tightens iPhone security loophole to prevent police hacking

7 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

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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Former Samsung Battery Exec Joins Apple as New Global Head of Battery...

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Buy iPhone SE for $249 at Apple Clearance whilst stocks last

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Galaxy S10 leak shows off punch-hole display, Samsung's new cryptocurrency...

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How to check iOS feature availability in your country

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