Discover method to bypass Apple's new USB security mode

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 …

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