Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Police Use to Crack Devices

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "...Apple said it was planning an iPhone software update that would effectively disable the phone’s charging and data port — the opening where users plug in headphones, power cables and adapters — an hour after the phone is locked. While a phone can still be charged, a person would first need to enter the phone’s password to transfer data to or from the device using the port.

    Such a change would hinder law enforcement officials, who have typically been opening locked iPhones by connecting another device running special software to the port, often days or even months after the smartphone was last unlocked..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/technology/apple-iphone-police.html
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Good for them!
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Apple doing what it should: making their phones more secure. :thumb:
     
  4. mood

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    Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature
    “Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.”
    June 14, 2018

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...d-a-workaround-to-apples-new-security-feature
     
  5. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    I hope this new feature lives up to the hype! I am hoping "GrayKey" is just blowing smoke.
     
  6. hawki

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    "iPhone Hackers May Already Have a Workaround for Cops to Crack Apple's Newest Security Feature...

    ...Now, the companies that work with law enforcement have responded, and they’re pretty sure they already have a workaround.

    Motherboard reported the makers of hacking tools designed to bypass Apple’s encryption and allow unauthorized persons to view the content of an iPhone are already pitching their technology as a way to defeat Apple’s yet-to-be-publicly-released security features...

    In an email obtained by Motherboard, a forensic expert meeting with digital forensic firm Grayshift said the company 'stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.'..."

    https://gizmodo.com/iphone-hackers-may-already-have-a-workaround-for-cops-t-1826851897
     
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