Apple’s new USB security feature has a major loophole

Apple’s new USB Restricted Mode is designed to protect iPhones against USB devices used by law enforcement to crack your passcode, and works by disabling USB access after the phone has been locked for an hour. Computer security company ElcomSoft, however, has found a loophole.

Researchers with the firm found that the one hour counter will be reset if you plug in a USB accessory within that window, and it doesn’t matter whether that accessory has ever been used with the phone in the past, either.

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