USB Restricted Mode

Apple Enables USB Restricted Mode by Default in iOS 11.4.1

Today, Apple released iOS 11.4.1 which fixes a couple of bugs and introduces a new security feature: USB Restricted Mode. Apple has added protections against USB devices being used by law enforcement and other hackers to crack an iPhone's passcode and evade Apple's usual encryption safeguards. If you go to Settings and check under Face ID...

New ‘USB Restricted Mode’ in iOS 11.4 Limits Law Enforcement Access

Highlighted first by the Russian software security experts over at Elcomsoft, the upcoming iOS 11.4 update seems to include a new 'USB Restricted Mode’ that limits access to iOS devices by law enforcement tools like the GrayKey box, by automatically disabling the Lightning connector if an iPhone hasn't been unlocked for 7 days (via MacRumors). According to Elcomsoft’s official...