Apple is updating iOS to lock out police iPhone hacking tools

Apple says that it is planning to release an iOS update that will block a loophole used by police to access iPhones. Law enforcement agencies and hackers have been able to exploit a handset's Lightning port to get around passcode limits and brute force their way into a phone. But with the upcoming update, Apple will shut down data access via the Lightning port after an hour if the correct passcode is not entered. See also: Apple updates App Store rules to prevent devs gathering data from contacts Apple slaps a ban on cryptocurrency mining apps Apple adopts a 'cautious… [Continue Reading]

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