Ap­ple are clos­ing an iPhone se­cu­rity gap

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

AP­PLE is clos­ing a se­cu­rity gap which al­lowed out­siders to pry per­sonal in­for­ma­tion from locked iPhones with­out a pass­word, a change that will thwart law-en­force­ment agen­cies that ex­ploited the vul­ner­a­bil­ity to col­lect ev­i­dence in crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The loop­hole will be shut down in a forth­com­ing up­date to Ap­ple’s iOS soft­ware, which pow­ers iPhones.

Once fixed, iPhones will no longer be vul­ner­a­ble to in­tru­sion via the light­ning port used both to trans­fer data and to charge iPhones.

The port will still func­tion but will shut off data an hour af­ter a phone is locked.

Ap­ple said it re­spects law-en­force­ment of­fi­cials but be­lieves it must pro­tect cus­tomers from “hack­ers, iden­tity thieves and intrusions into their per­sonal data”.

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