iOS USB Restricted Mode, The Default

Oleg Afonin, writing on Elcomsoft’s blog, confirms Apple Inc.’s (NasdaqGS: AAPL) iOS USB Restricted Mode on the latest version release of iOS is configured by default to disallow connectivity through the device’s USB port after the device is locked for one hour (as depicted in the screen shot above, the USB toggle is off). This may be troublesome for law enforcement’s capability to garner data and ostensibly creates a ‘golden hour‘ of data seizure capabilities by LE; Apple has published a support page with details of the process.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2018/7/10/ios-usb-restricted-mode-not-so-restricted