Apple found a way to protect smartphones from security services


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In iOS 11.4 discovered limited USB access, which disables the transmission of data through the Lightning port, if the gadget was unlocked within a week. This writes TechCrunch.

When the iPhone is connected to the computer, the two devices communicate, finding out whether they can send information to each other. This connection can be used to attempt cracking your phone, including the investigation of criminal cases.

If the police or security services cannot bypass the security system of the smartphone, the device is kept as evidence until the specialists will find a way to crack it.

However, the limited access USB will not allow you to obtain your smartphone data after long storage periods if the device unlocks the owner.

In 2015 in San Bernardino, California, couple, ethnic Pakistanis Rizwan Farooq and Tashfeen Malik made a fire in the premises of the social welfare centre. 14 people were killed, the FBI called the attack a terrorist attack. The secret service seized iPhone Farouk and demanded from Apple to provide a way of breaking the gadget.

Apple refused, despite the court’s decision, which ruled that the manufacturer must provide the FBI with technical assistance in the investigation. Later, the agents still found a way to hack the iPhone without the help of the Corporation. Reuters in 2016 reported that the FBI helped Israeli company Cellebrite.

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