14 iunie 2018

Apple confirms it'll push cop-thwarting 'USB Restricted Mode' to iPhones

theinquirer.net

APPLE HAS CONFIRMED that it'll close a loophole that allows law enforcement to exfiltrate data from locked iPhones.  The 'USB Restricted Mode' function,  originally tipped to arrive in Apple's battery-slurping iOS 11.4 update , will see Apple disable an iPhone's Lightning port if it hasn't been unlocked for a seven-day period, limiting its use to solely charging.  The feature was first discovered ElcomSoft's  Oleg Afonin earlier this year, who noted that an iPhone with USB Restricted Mode [...]