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Old 14-06-18, 21:22
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Default Apple confirms itís closing security loophole that police were using to crack iPhones

A report by Graham Cluley on The State of Security's Tripwire site:

Apple confirms it's closing security loophole that police were using to crack iPhones
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Yes, Apple is toughening up the security of iPhones with iOS 12.

Yes, the steps Apple is taking will make it harder for law enforcement agencies to thwart iPhone security.

But no, thatís not the reason Apple is doing it.

To understand better, letís take a little history lesson...
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From The Register:

Apple will throw forensics cops off the iPhone Lightning port every hour ē The Register
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Cops unlikely to be the only grumblers

Apple isn't backing down from a move to lock down the iPhoneís data port to increase security for users, even though it means thwarting some of the password-cracking tools used by forensics experts.
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This report is from BBC World News>US & Canada:

iPhone security loophole used by police closed by Apple - BBC News
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Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation.

The move will also make it more difficult for police to unlock handsets without authorisation.

However, Apple denied the changes were designed to thwart US law enforcement.

The company has been a prominent opponent of US legislation to force technology companies to maintain access to users' communications.

The loophole also applies to countries outside the US, including the UK.
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