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

2 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

2 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

2 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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AT&T sued by cryptocurrency investor who was ripped off in "SIM swap fraud"

AT&T sued by cryptocurrency investor who was ripped off in "SIM swap fraud"

A few days ago, we told you how a nine-member gang stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and cryptocurrencies by employing the ol' SIM swap routine. This is... Read more ...

Google Play Store now allows users to set app download preferences

Google Play Store now allows users to set app download preferences

Downloading apps from the Google Play Store can play havoc with your monthly data cap. So if you head over to the settings on the Google Play Store, you'll see a listing for... Read more ...

Review: iOttie's iON wireless chargers are versatile options that can charge...

Review: iOttie's iON wireless chargers are versatile options that can charge more than just your iPhone

Wireless chargers are a dime a dozen nowadays, with a slew of companies attempting to hop on the bandwagon now that Apple has rolled out Qi support to its latest iPhone models... Read more ...

120 hours with Samsung Galaxy Note 9: here are five note-worthy features

120 hours with Samsung Galaxy Note 9: here are five note-worthy features

Five days of using a smartphone is a good period of time to get to know the nuances and different features it offers alongside how powerful it is and how long the battery can... Read more ...

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is 50% off on Google Play Store

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is 50% off on Google Play Store

One of the best RPGs of all time, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is now on sale in the Google Play Store. Usually available for $9.99, Bioware's game is now available... Read more ...

Apple quickly deploys new iOS 12 beta fixing grave stability issues

Apple quickly deploys new iOS 12 beta fixing grave stability issues

System stability has almost always been a key strength for iOS devices when compared to their more popular Android rivals, but after an eleventh major software release last... Read more ...

9 things you'll love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

9 things you'll love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was officially unveiled last week. The phone may look really similar to last year's Note 8, but Samsung has packed it with with a ton of new features... Read more ...

Niantic announces the next three Community Days for Pokemon GO

Niantic announces the next three Community Days for Pokemon GO

Once a month, game developer Niantic holds a Community Day for Pokemon GO players. On that day, a fairly uncommon Pokemon becomes more common for a few hours. Today, Niantic... Read more ...

Google details more free storage, faster boot in Android 9 Pie , launching...

Google details more free storage, faster boot in Android 9 Pie , launching this fall

Android 9 Pie began rolling out earlier this month to the Pixel and Pixel 2 , as well as the Essential Phone. New devices and more updates are expected later this year, with... Read more ...

Sprint And LG To Launch First 5G Smartphone Next Year

Sprint And LG To Launch First 5G Smartphone Next Year

With commercial 5G networks set to go live in the United States next year, carriers and smartphone manufacturers are now gearing up to launch devices which will be able to... Read more ...