Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police


Technology companies including Apple have objected to such requests.

One can say with some amount of certainty that the iPhones to be released this year will not see any change in the charging port or charging cable design.

"We're constantly strengthening the security protections in every Apple product to help customers defend against hackers, identity thieves and intrusions into their personal data", Apple told TechCrunch in an emailed statement.

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Apple is reportedly planning to replace its proprietary Lightning connector with the more widely-used USB-C connector on the iPhone and iPad next year.

Obviously, this major design change needs to be carefully tested, the next-gen iPhones and iPads will keep the Lightning connector.

Currently, law enforcement and others can plug specialized tools made by cybersecurity experts into the phone's Lightning port to access data. The data on the device is encrypted and can not be pulled off without cooperation from Apple or the phone's owner - or possibly by using a corpse's fingerprint.

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This GrayKey iPhone unlocking box was also speculated to have been secretly supported by Apple itself to avoid Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOD stalking it and threatening it with regulations that could spell the end for end to end encryption. In a case that made plenty of headlines in 2016, it refused to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation get into a phone that mass shooter Syed Rizwan used before he and his wife killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in San Bernardino, California.

That's a odd thing to say, because Apple would actually be late to the party if it ends up switching to USB-C in 2019.

To break into the devices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police have resorted to employing third-parties. In Grayshift's case, the company has been offering a box-like device called GrayKey that can hook up to an iPhone and hack it within a few hours to several days. These firms typically use methods that involve connecting to an iPhone's charging port and then using software to unlock the device.

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