The New York Times reports Apple has closed off a loophole allowing law enforcement to break into locked iPhones. The iPhone software update will disable a device’s charging and data ports one hour after the phone has been locked, meaning the password would be the only way to access any information. Law enforcement officials have been opening locked iPhones by connecting a device running a specific software to the port. While law enforcement officials are criticizing Apple for hindering their investigations, privacy advocates said the tech company’s decision was necessary as the loophole was becoming too easy and inexpensive to exploit. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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