The iPhone's USB Restricted Mode is painfully easy to hack


USB Restricted Mode, a new iOS feature that protects unauthorized access of the data on your iOS device, has a glaring omission that would make it quite easy for someone to beat in many scenarios. 

The feature, introduced in iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 beta 2, is supposed to make the data on your iPhone safe even if someone can physically access it. One hour after the phone’s last been unlocked, it enters USB Restricted Mode, which disables data access to its Lightning port. 

However, security firm ElcomSoft has discovered a way to disable the timer, and it’s ridiculously easy — you just need to plug an accessory into the iPhone’s Lightning port, and the timer is disabled.  Read more…

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