Friday, 20 July, 2018

Apple iOS 11.4.1 officially adds USB Restricted Mode, blocking hacking tools

FBI agent on a phone Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode
Kayla Schwartz | 10 July, 2018, 16:10

In other words, once the police officer seizes an iPhone, he or she would need to immediately connect that iPhone to a compatible USB accessory to prevent USB Restricted Mode lock after one hour.

The latest update to iOS brings a new feature called USB Restricted Mode that can prevent unauthorized access to the contents of your iPhone through the use of cracking devices that connect via the Lightning port.

The new feature will not prevent the phone from being charged, but if you want to unlock or transfer any data to or from the device, you will need to enter the phone's passcode on the touchscreen. This means if you haven't turned the USB Accessories toggle on, and it has been more than an hour since your Apple device was locked, a USB accessory won't be able to communicate with your device. The trick, then, is to attach a USB accessory to the port as soon as possible after stealing (or seizing) the iPhone, in order to stop it from locking down.

David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager
Raheem Sterling shrugged off the latest criticism aimed at the Manchester City forward to capture the feeling in the England camp and back home.

ElcomSoft researchers have published a blog post revealing a flaw in the design of USB Restricted Mode that resets the one-hour counter. USB Restricted Mode will be optional, of course; users can enable or disable it via their device's settings menu.

The research team isn't sure if third-party adaptors have a similar effect, but this same method can't be achieved with Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm adaptor. In addition to appearing in the finished version of iOS 11.4.1, it's also available in the current beta versions of iOS 12.

iOS 11.4.1 should improve the reliability of AirPods, along with syncing Mail, Contacts, and Noes with Exchange accounts. watchOS 4.3.2 and tvOS 11.4.1 should just have general fixes and improvements. iPhone users running iOS 11.4 right now have been complaining in droves that battery life has suffered after the update. "The ability to postpone USB Restricted Mode by connecting the iPhone to an untrusted USB accessory is probably nothing more than an oversight", Afonin admits. Elcomsoft is a company that makes forensic tools for governments and law enforcement, so it is in the company's interest to break this new lock.

Recommended

  • Barcelona lend Paulinho to Chinese club Guangzhou

    Barcelona lend Paulinho to Chinese club Guangzhou

    In addition, the Spanish champions have struggled to register non-EU players into the team due to La Liga's regulation. As for Paulinho himself, it seems to be a logical move considering the fact that he will turn 30 later this month.
    Cheryl and Liam Payne split up

    Cheryl and Liam Payne split up

    And singer Raye, 20, who worked with Cheryl on her new album, said: "We've gone proper personal and unveiled some layers". They plan to work their way through this hard time together as they continue to co-parent their young son.
    Trump tweets confidence that Kim Jong Un will denuclearize, honor 'our handshake'

    Trump tweets confidence that Kim Jong Un will denuclearize, honor 'our handshake'

    US officials claim that the two countries have established working groups to address the details of and implement an agreement. "The road ahead will be hard and challenging and we know that critics will try to minimize the work that we've achieved".
  • George Clooney hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Italy

    George Clooney hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Italy

    The 57-year-old was hit by a vehicle while riding his scooter on the island of Sardinia, officials confirmed to NBC News . Clooney was pictured stepping off a private jet with wife Amal and twins, Alexander and Ella, near the end of last month.
    Ranking France, Belgium, Croatia, England

    Ranking France, Belgium, Croatia, England

    First, his team needs to get past France on Tuesday to earn a spot in the final for the first time. Roberto Martinez is determined to end a streak of one kind for World Cup coaches.
    Johnny Depp sued for allegedly attacking crew member on film set

    Johnny Depp sued for allegedly attacking crew member on film set

    Brooks says the scene wasn't working well, and he informed the director they could only have one more shot at finishing it. Brooks claims Depp hired 2 of his friends for a scene in downtown L.A. on April 13, 2017.
  • Duterte: I stopped being a Catholic after being molested

    Duterte: I stopped being a Catholic after being molested

    Not the church, not you and I, but professionals that deal with this kind of illness", said Mercado. "Do it. The president said in his latest address: "Every Filipino is entitled to criticise me as a matter of right.
    Croatia ends Russia's run in shootout

    Croatia ends Russia's run in shootout

    A number of other Croatia players were receiving massages and stretching of their legs before extra time and before the shootout. Croatia ended Russia's surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
    Trump's Personal Driver Sues Him for 3300 Hours of Unpaid Overtime

    Trump's Personal Driver Sues Him for 3300 Hours of Unpaid Overtime

    He said he became part of Trump's security staff after the Secret Service took over driving responsibilities in 2016. The suit is limited to unpaid time from only the last six years because of the statute of limitations.
  • Britain's Prince Louis christened without Queen

    Britain's Prince Louis christened without Queen

    Harry Aubrey-Fletcher: He went to Ludgrove School and Eton with William and his father is the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. Prince Harry bought a very special (and expensive) christening gift for Prince Louis , who is due to be christened today .
    Kimi Raikkonen 'just messed up' in Lewis Hamilton collision - Nico Rosberg

    Kimi Raikkonen 'just messed up' in Lewis Hamilton collision - Nico Rosberg

    With the victory, Vettel extended his lead in the drivers championship, now eight points ahead on 171 points. Hamilton suffered from a collision with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen during the first lap of the race.
    Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    The New Yorker, March 2012 - In this comment, Jeffrey Toobin describes Kavanaugh as a judge in thrall to partisan politics. The president briefed Senate Republicans at the White House Monday evening shortly before making the public announcement.

Amesbury poisoning: couple 'handled novichok container' Amesbury poisoning: couple 'handled novichok container' Sturgess and Rowley fell ill on 30 June at the latter's home in Amesbury , which is 32 miles south of Swindon. A murder probe has been launched after the mum-of-three exposed to the nerve agent Novichok died in hospital.

Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go to rival the iPad Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go to rival the iPad Available in 4GB RAM / 64GB storage , 8/128, 8/128 LTE and 8/256 LTE SKUs, but I don't think all of them will come out in one go. But while the Surface Go is indeed pocketable, it only has one screen , meaning that this ain't it.

Rescuers prepare to extract final five from flooded Thai cave Rescuers prepare to extract final five from flooded Thai cave It raised hope and excitement that the remaining two - including the team's 25-year-old coach - could soon follow. They were still wearing sunglasses as a precaution while their eyes adjusted to the light, he added.

Nadal back in Wimbledon quarters after 7 years Nadal back in Wimbledon quarters after 7 years The 32-year-old also became the first South African man into the last eight at the All England Club since Wayne Ferreira in 1994. Mannarino steadied himself in the second set to postpone the inevitable, but Federer pulled away for a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory.

George Clooney injured in traffic accident in Italy HOLLYWOOD actor George Clooney has reportedly been injured in a auto accident where his scooter collided with a pick-up truck. George and Amal were seen arrive in the island on a private jet at the end of June with their twins Alexander and Ella.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid colleague Modric tips ace to stay Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid colleague Modric tips ace to stay Barca are also aware that matching Hazard's salary at Chelsea would make him one of the highest-paid players at Camp Nou. They have to find new idols and exalt them.

Minnesotans among 212 confirmed cases linked to veggie tray Cyclospora outbreak Minnesotans among 212 confirmed cases linked to veggie tray Cyclospora outbreak The FDA has not yet identified ingredients linked to the outbreak, saying only that each component is under investigation. The CDC urges consumers to not eat the recalled vegetable trays, and instead, they should throw them away.

Easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals Easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals It may be that today, for the first time, Serena Williams does not manage to intimidate her opponent before a ball is struck. He next faces Raonic, who defeated Mackenzie McDonald of the USA 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.

Air India now refers to Taiwan as Chinese Taipei Air India now refers to Taiwan as Chinese Taipei Since April 25, China has written to 44 foreign air carriers, asking them to designate Taiwan as part of China within 30 days. It is believed that Air India will have taken this step only after discussions with the Ministry of External Affairs.

IHOP admits it 'faked' IHOb to promote new burgers IHOP admits it 'faked' IHOb to promote new burgers The restaurant group also updated its website to remove the temporary IHOb logo and replace it with the usual IHOP version. Turkel Brands President Bruce Turkel discusses how IHOP is temporarily changing its name to IHOb .

Rescued boys in 'high spirits,' generally healthy: Thai officials Rescued boys in 'high spirits,' generally healthy: Thai officials Saman Kunan, an ex-SEAL, died Friday from a lack of oxygen as he attempted to place air tanks inside the cave complex. On the weekend Mr Musk said he had been building a "tiny, kid-size submarine" with "feedback from Thailand".

Several dead after train derails in Turkey The train was heading to Istanbul from Edirne , on the border with Greece , with 362 passengers and six crew members on board. Television pictures showed several train carriages laying on their sides, and shocked injured being taken away on stretchers.

The Trump Presidency: Trump is due to announce pick for Supreme Court The Trump Presidency: Trump is due to announce pick for Supreme Court The US Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter on contentious laws and disputes between states and the federal government. And they were the only Democratic senators who supported Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch , last year.

Trudeau Addresses Allegation He Groped Female Reporter Trudeau Addresses Allegation He Groped Female Reporter That interview came as Trudeau was dealing with allegations of sexual harassment against then-minister Kent Hehr. Trudeau added that this incident should become part of ongoing discussions about appropriate behavior.

Gal Gadot Visits Hospital Dressed As Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Visits Hospital Dressed As Wonder Woman Actress Gal Gadot surprised patients at a Virginia children's hospital on Friday while dressed in her " Wonder Woman " costume. Wonder Woman 1984 is now slated to hit theaters on November 1, 2019. "The kids loved it...and so did the staff", wrote Dr.