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Grayshift says it has defeated Apple's USB Restricted Mode allowing it to crack open any iPhone

6 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Yesterday, we told you about a change Apple has said it will make in iOS 12 to the Lightning port's settings in order to reduce the ability of law enforcement and hackers to crack open a locked iPhone. Apple is calling this the USB Restricted Mode. Most cracking machines use the Lightning port to get around limits Apple has placed on the number of attempts cops and hackers have to figure out an iPhone user's password. This "brute force" process tries every possible combination of numbers and letters to open an iPhone. The change in iOS 12 stops the Lightning port from being used to...
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Apple To Close Security Loophole Exploited By Police In Getting Personal Or Private Data From Locked iPhones

Apple To Close Security Loophole Exploited By Police In Getting Personal Or Private Data From Locked iPhones

7 days ago   |   By Inquisitr

Law enforcement officers employing questionable methods to attain private and personal data from suspects face a new obstacle in the near future, the Chicago Tribune reports. Apple has announced their plans to close a security loophole that allows unauthorized access of data despite facing a locked iPhone.
Currently, consumer options offered up by companies such as Cellebrite and GrayShift allow for any user who purchased the USB device to bypass several vital security features common to most iPhone models. When opposed by a lock screen - and one that generally will disable the smartphone...
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Bloomberg: Apple originally gave thought to designing a portless iPhone X

Bloomberg: Apple originally gave thought to designing a portless iPhone X

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Apple Challenges Four Qualcomm Patents in Ongoing Legal Battle

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Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto...

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AT&T Follows Time Warner Acquisition With Reveal of Live 'WatchTV' Service...

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Motorola One Power allegedly leaks out in the flesh showing off notch...

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