iOS 11.4 will reportedly make it harder for cops and robbers to extract data from your iPhone

May 9, 2018 Abhimanyu Ghoshal


Researchers at digital forensics software firm Elcomsoft have discovered an interesting security feature that’s slated to become available in the next version of iOS; and could make it harder to extract data from your stolen or seized iPhone. It’s called USB Restricted Mode, and it basically locks down the data connection over the Lightning port one week after the last time your iOS device is unlocked. That means that if someone tries to gain access to the data on your iPhone without your fingerprint, Face ID or passcode, they won’t be able to do so if they try breaking in…

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