New iOS feature will disable USB port after seven days

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Apple is planning to roll out a new iOS update in the coming days or weeks and with it comes the new "USB Restricted Mode". The company is expected to begin its next software update that can disable the lightning port and the data transfer using that if the device will not be used for continuous seven days.

More recently, you might recall seeing word of a iPhone hacking machine dubbed GrayKey capable of accessing locked iPhones secured by a passcode.

The device has the ability to bypass encryption and unlock an iPhone by guessing the passcode over and over again until it gets it right. If the device's owner unlocks their iPhone or iPad with a passcode or via biometric identification, USB Restricted Mode is disabled and the seven-day countdown starts over.

The claim comes in the wake of recent claims by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it had been unable to gain access to 7800 mobile devices in 2017, a claim that was questioned by U.S. politicians. One of the upgrades that we can expect to see is the brand new Files app. During this period, we have not tried to unlock the device with Touch ID or connect it to a paired USB device.

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Apple is gearing up to unveil the iOS 12 in June at its WWDC event, but iPad users should be more excited about the next year's iOS 13 rather than iOS 12.

The iOS 11.4 update includes a security feature that restricts the Lightning port from connecting to computers and other USB devices. You can also try to delete the faulty message from another iOS device linked to the same iCloud account. The only thing the port will be good for is charging.

The functionality of USB Restricted Mode is actually very simple.

According to Malwarebytes, the $15,000 device can unlock iPhones as recent as the iPhone X running iOS 11.3 and is capable of cracking six-digit passcodes in roughly three days. Well it turns out the same Unicode bug "works" on iPhone, but it's even worse for iOS device users.

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