New 'Black Dot Of Death' Text Bug For iOS Messages Discovered

Maricris Jose
		
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The new update is part of iOS 11.4 and should be available to users soon. Considering the time required for the brute force unlock of an iOS device, this feature will further prevent the third party personnel to access the data on a device running on iOS 11.4. To Apple's credit, they have been relatively quick when it comes to squashing such bugs, so hopefully we won't have to wait until the release of iOS 11.4 to see a fix.

None of the users who have been victim to the bug have reported any lost data, or potential hack so it's not going to cause you any major upset, but it's still annoying. 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. Before iOS 11, a lockdown record enabled a computer to access certain device information and initiate iTunes backups without entering the passcode - something law enforcement personnel exploited to make backups at will. But to do that, you'll either have to log into a different device and delete the entire thread.




On the other hand Apple, and companies likely to follow suit by implementing their own USB Restricted Modes, are right in being concerned about governments having backdoors to their devices-they've been stolen before and in all likelihood will be stolen again.

Apple may have chose to implement this security restriction in the wake of the San Bernardino tussle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation which was dragged out over months and eventually ended with the agency unlocking the iPhone without the brand's help. GrayKey devices can take three days or longer to crack a six-digit passcode. The feature is called USB Restricted Mode, and it made a previous appearance in an iOS 11.3 beta. The researchers point out that "law enforcement will have at most 7 days from the time the device was last unlocked to perform the extraction using any known forensic techniques". The GrayKey connects to an iPhone using a Lightning cable. That's why the iOS 13's redesign will largely focus on the iPad, though the iPhone users will also notice the difference.

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