Apple Tests Feature That Could Hamper Investigators' Access to iPhones

Image    Apple began working on the USB issue before learning it was popularly used by police

"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.

Apple is reportedly closing a loophole that allows locked iPhones to be accessed without their owners' passcodes, disabling a method often used by law enforcement. Rumor has it that Apple is considering switching its iPhone lineup from Lightning to USB-C for charging.

The new security feature, which has already been tested on beta versions of iOS, will be available in future iPhone models. If enabled - which it will be by default (yayy!) - this port can only be used for charging after that one hour period and nothing else.

Apple said its changes were made with criminals in mind who can exploit the same vulnerabilities as law enforcement to break into stolen phones. The change is coming through a series of software updates and should be on most iPhones sometime in the fall.

Price manipulation caused Bitcoin's huge 2017 surge, researchers say
Bitcoin reached its peak price of nearly $20,000 in December but is now trading at around $6,300 according to the Coin Market Cap. Other digital currencies like Ethereum and Litecoin soared at around the same time by as much as 64 percent.

Jada Pinkett Smith's gran encouraged self-pleasure when she was 9
You know what I'm saying? She advised followers to take care of their mind and spirit in the same way they care for their bodies. Jada confessed that she has spent years recovering from her suicidal thoughts as well.

How are Manchester United-bound Fred's World Cup chances looking?
He sat out training on Friday - Brazil's last session in London before they fly to Vienna - to work alone with medical staff. According to sources from ESPN , Fred suffered a collision with Real Madrid star Casemiro in a training session on Thursday.

Forensic companies that once employed machines to break through security provisions will now have only an hour to run code on the devices. Heralded with pushing the envelope and popularising many technologies that were once considered unfeasible, the company is also known for its sluggishness in making certain industry standards available to its users.

According to Digitimes, the company are hoping to introduce the new cables and phase out the old ones starting next year.

The practice has spread in recent years, with law enforcement agencies around the world buying devices that can pull information off a locked phone. However, the company said it isn't doing so to frustrate Federal Bureau of Investigation. In March, an inspector general for the Justice Department found that federal law enforcement officials "did not pursue all possible avenues" to break into the iPhone at the heart of the San Bernardino attack. The FBI claims it has at least hundreds of electronics devices connected to investigations that it can't access due to encryption.

Related News:



Most liked

New Vivo Nex Phone Has No Notch, and Almost No Bezels
Vivo has also incorporated the fingerprint sensor in the display, much like the Vivo X21 , that was launched in India recently. The smartphone features an FHD+ 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display, resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels and 19.3:9 aspect ratio.

Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone
The topic has returned to the spotlight after celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their lives last week. According to the Wall Street Journal , there are many factors that can trigger a person to commit suicide.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Free on PS Plus Now
This might be confusing for those that buy the standard edition of the game and want to get the season pass down the line. However, the bigger news is you can't buy the standard edition of the game and then buy the Season Pass separately.

Trump Calls The Free Press 'America's Biggest Enemy'
One can't completely denuclearize without validating, authenticating - you pick the word", he said. Most experts assess that the North Korean leader got the better deal at the summit.

Conflicting reports over Toby Alderweireld deal
Toby Alderweireld has made it clear he is open to the possibility of staying at Tottenham despite stories linking him with a move.

Iran angered by Nike football boot ban
On Monday Quieroz said that the decision could adversely affect his team's performance in Russian Federation . ESPN reported Monday that the decision follows the US withdrawing last month from the Iran nuclear deal.

USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup
A cat said to have psychic powers has predicted the victor of the first game in the 2018 World Cup , set to kick off on June 14. ET), teams from Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia will kick off the 2018 World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Federal Reserve hikes key interest rate for second time in 2018
Powell has repeatedly played down the dot plot as a guide to future interest rates, though investors continue to focus on it. The Fed expects inflation higher than 2% over the next two years , according to its latest projections .

Italy Summons French Envoy After Macron Blasts Refusal to Accept Migrant Ship
He has accused charities of working with human traffickers but said Italy would not stop rescuing migrant boats itself. The port is some 1,500 kilometres (930 miles) from where the ship had been on standby since Saturday night.

Saudi Arabia says another Houthi missile intercepted
The conflict has left almost 10,000 people dead in Yemen, already the Arab world's poorest country. The coalition aims to restore the government of self-exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Ubisoft E3 2018: Transference
Of course, not all is as it seems as the mind becomes corrupted and you're left in a perilous situation where escape is paramount. Working in collaboration with Spectrevision , Ubisoft revealed some more information on the game at this year's E3 conference.

Microsoft is giving its Office 365 apps a makeover
For everyone else, Microsoft is moving forward cautiously, especially when it comes to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Windows. Next up, with the new colors and designs, users can expect to see Fluent-Design inspired changes across the Office web apps.

The 2026 World Cup will be played in North America
The United States will play host to at least 60 games, including the quarterfinals, while Mexico and Canada will take 10 each. Presentation of the Morocco 2026 bid during the 68th FIFA Congress at the Expocentre in Moscow on June 13, 2018.

Trump declares North Korea nuclear threat over via Twitter
His assessment was ridiculed by Democratic lawmakers and some analysts, who suggested that North Korea remains a serious threat. They walked in from opposite sides of the building and met in front of a row of interspersed American and North Korean flags.

Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain manager after accepting Real Madrid job
Rubiales took over a federation which was in the hands of embattled official Angel Maria Villar for almost three decades. All this is a big blow, but we are training again this afternoon, will stick together and move forward.