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iOS 11.4.1’s ‘USB Restricted Mode’ will block law enforcement from using USB devices to crack device passcodes

July 9, 2018

Via: TechSpot

The many goodies arriving with iOS 12 may still be a ways away, but that doesn’t mean users have nothing to look forward to in the meantime. On the contrary; the company today released the latest version of the software update, iOS 11.4.1.

While the update doesn’t bring any particularly exciting or fun features of note, it does add a pretty nifty new security feature.

The feature, dubbed USB Restricted Mode, is designed to prevent third parties from gaining access to your device by using lightning-connected gadgets to crack your passcode and bypass Apple’s safety mechanisms.

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