Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Apple to officially bless USB-C with 2019 iPhone


Multiple US law enforcement agencies have purchased such devices, including the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter explaining the company's refusal to provide a security "backdoor" for law enforcement. "We have the greatest respect for law enforcement, and we don't design our security improvements to frustrate their efforts to do their jobs".

And it looks like Apple are about to do it all again by changing their current across-the-board lightening charger to a new USB-C cable to mirror the kind that Android devices use.

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The move by Apple, the latest in an ongoing clash with law enforcement, comes amid reports of growing use of a tool known as GrayKey which can enable police to bypass iPhone security features.

In its statement, Apple also emphasized that this fix to the loophole - which law enforcement agencies across the United States increasingly relied on to collect information on criminal suspects, according to the New York Times - was not a targeted attack against the authorities.

News of Apple's planned software update has begun spreading through security blogs and law enforcement circles - and many in investigatory agencies are infuriated. That stand-off ended when the Department of Justice said it had found a third party that could unlock the iPhone without Apple's help.

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Cyber-security expert Alan Woodward, who is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey, is sceptical of the idea that GrayKey devices could be used for mass surveillance by police. "This is a really big vulnerability in Apple's phones", said Matthew D. Green, a professor of cryptography at Johns Hopkins University.

A supply-chain rumor claims that Apple will be switching to USB-C ports on its 2019 iPhone lineup.

Forensic companies that once employed machines to break through security provisions will now have only an hour to run code on the devices. After the update, this ruse will no longer work. In 2016, it went to court to fight an order that it break into an iPhone 5c used by a terrorist killer in San Bernardino. Grayshift did not respond to requests for comment.

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