Apple to eliminate iPhone vulnerability used by law enforcement

Jamie McKane

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Apple to eliminate iPhone vulnerability used by law enforcement

Apple Inc. plans to eliminate an iPhone security vulnerability that has been used by U.S. law enforcement agencies to hack into the devices during investigations.

The patch prevents an iPhone’s USB port from being used for anything but charging an hour after the device has been locked, blocking access to data, Apple said in a statement.

[Bloomberg]
 

Gordon_R

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LOL, that's such a noob error, amazed it wasn't more widely known...
 

Trybble

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LOL, that's such a noob error, amazed it wasn't more widely known...
My understanding of "locked" is "nobody gets nothing no-how!" ... why would anything leave a port usable if the device is locked?

*Trybble
 

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Thanks Apple, for taking user's privacy seriously and being willing to tell governments to f-off
 

Gordon_R

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Thanks Apple, for taking user's privacy seriously and being willing to tell governments to f-off
Not just governments. Imagine if you left your phone on a table, and a hacker walked up with a USB stick and stole all the files on it...
 
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