Apple patched a USB vulnerability to keep hackers (or police) out of your iPhone

June 13, 2018 Tristan Greene


Apple says it’ll update the default settings for iPhone devices, in an upcoming iOS release, to prevent an exploit that allows hackers or law enforcment to access your device via USB without your consent. The changes comes at a time when law enforcement agencies around the world are fighting with Apple over access to iPhones. While legal battles in some countries continue, many agencies have resorted to the use of specialized hardware designed to crack the device’s security. We’ve been warned of the potential for officers exploit FaceID to bypass suspect’s privacy, and we know law enforcement can force people to…

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