• Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that exploited the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.
    The loophole will be shut down in a forthcoming update to Apple's iOS software, which powers iPhones.
    Once fixed, iPhones will no longer be vulnerable to intrusion via the Lightning port used both to transfer data and to charge iPhones. The port will still function after the update, but will shut off data an hour after a...
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  • Apple will disable iPhone Lightning ports after an hour, closing device cracking loophole

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

    5 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    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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