Apple to block popular police method for breaking into iPhones

Apple to block popular police method for breaking into iPhones

The iPhone operating system will now cut off communication through the USB port when the phone has not been unlocked in the past hour, the report said. "We have the greatest respect for law enforcement, and we don't design our security improvements to frustrate their efforts to do their jobs", the company said in a statement. While this will likely make it more hard for law enforcement officials to access iPhones, it could result in the purchase of more GrayKey devices as they look to get them closer to where seizures occur.

One of the biggest complaints people have about Apple devices is their use of proprietary connectors, but if rumours circulating about USB-C support for Apple's new iPhones and iPads are to be believed, we could see that change.

Apple Inc. announced a change to its iPhone default settings Wednesday that's meant to further secure user information from unauthorized access.

Back in 2016, the agency famously took Apple to court over a locked iPhone owned by the San Bernardino shooter.

When questioned by Reuters, Apple explicitly mentioned the protection of its customers in countries where law enforcement uses the aforementioned hacking tools - many of which have much looser human-rights protections than are present in the US.

However, in late March, Grayshift began to warn customers that Apple was tightening access to the Lightning port, according to Motherboard.

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The feature previously appeared in the iOS 11.3 beta, making its way into the iOS 12 beta and now the company has confirmed that the security patch will make it into a final iOS release. The company routinely works with investigators on lawful requests for data.

Apple didn't end up building that software.

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's decision saying, among other arguments, that weakening encryption gives criminals and other malicious actors an easier way to break into phones.

Unifying power sources across devices makes sense for Apple.

Until recently, current FBI Director Christopher Wray repeatedly claimed that the Bureau had been unable to get into more than 7,000 phones in 2017.

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