Researcher blogged about workaround for Apple OS update's USB Restricted Mode

Apple quietly introduced a significant privacy safeguard as part of the new iOS 11.4.1 update that was released on July 9th. USB Restricted Mode prevents USB accessories that plug into the Lightning port from making data connections with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch if your iOS device has been locked for over an hour. This seemingly small change goes a long way in blocking tools used by law enforcement to crack passcodes and circumvent Apple’s encryption and built-in measures designed to shield sensitive user data. What is USB Restricted Mode? Apple describes it as a new “security protection” that’s introduced as part of iOS 11.4.1. The company hasn’t said as much, but it’s believed that USB Restricted Mode is Apple’s effort to combat... Continue reading…

Researcher blogged about workaround for Apple OS update's USB Restricted Mode

The iOS 11.4.1 update carries the USB Restricted Mode. But could law enforcement work around it? That dominated news about the feature on Tuesday. Let's see what the feature is all about and ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from TechXplore

Apple's USB Restricted Mode can be fooled, security researchers say - CNET

There's a way for someone to monkey with your phone after all.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from CNET

Apple's newest security feature has been thwarted in less than a day

Apple added Restricted Mode as a countermeasure against physical cracking devices such as GrayKey (which has been used by law enforcement) that exploit a USB connection to unlock the phone. ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Techspot

Apple’s USB Restricted Mode: how to use your iPhone’s latest security feature

Apple quietly introduced a significant privacy safeguard as part of the new iOS 11.4.1 update that was released on July 9th. USB Restricted Mode prevents USB accessories that plug ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from The Verge

ElcomSoft Researchers Bypass Apple's iOS USB Restricted Mode

Apple has launched iOS 11.4.1 and this is the update that adds USB Restricted Mode to the iPhone. The intention with USB Restricted Mode was to lock down the USB port of an iPhone to block ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from HotHardware

Apple's new USB security feature has a major loophole

Apple's new USB Restricted Mode, which dropped with the iOS 11.4.1 release yesterday, may not be as secure as previously thought. The feature is designed to protect iPhones against ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Engadget

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