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Apple updates settings to close iPhone security loophole

Thursday 14 June 2018 | 10:18 CET | News
Apple said it's changing the default settings of its iPhone in a bid to stop the most popular means for law enforcement agencies to break into its devices without authorisation. The company told Reuters it was aiming to protect all customers, especially in countries where phones are obtained by police or by criminals with extensive resources, and to head off further spread of the attack technique. The changes are intended to stop unauthorised access to iPhones via the USB port and have already been documented in beta versions of iOS 11.4.1 and iOS12 ahead of a forthcoming permanent update.

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