A pple this week released iOS 11.4.1, an incremental software update that ctained a feature to counteract iPhone hacking measures. But, unfortunately, security researchers have already found a way around this feature, which is called USB Restricted Mode.
First of all, a bit of ctext. The Restricted USB Mode is essentially a software feature that disables access to data via the Lightning port after a certain time if it is not unlocked periodically.
If a device is locked or discnected from a reliable USB device for exactly e hour, Restricted USB mode will be enabled – making the iPhone's hacking tools like GrayKey relatively useless. This security measure persists through reboots and even complete software recovery processes.
It was a good initiative of Apple to protect the privacy and security of its csumers. Although GrayKey is currently being used by law enforcement, it is quite possible that a device falls into the wrg hands.
But security researchers at Elcomsoft, who discovered the feature in an iOS 11.4 beta, would have found a soluti.
Apparently, iOS will reset the USB Restricted mode timer for e hour if a device is plugged into some unapproved USB accessory. While a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter does not work, a Lightning to USB camera adapter ~ $ 39.
Thus, Elcomsoft researcher Oleg Afin stated that law enforcement or forensic procedures for seizing and transporting iPhones would now include a Lightning accessory. Before, a …