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iPhone Update Blocks Police Passcode Cracking Tools

By William Vogeler, Esq. | Last updated on

Apple really stuck it to the man with its latest software update.

In a move worthy of a counter-culture revolution, Apple released iOS 11.4.1 and took on the Establishment. The operating system blocks tools police have used to crack iPhone security.

It may look like a routine update, but make no mistake about it. Apple rocks.

The Man

Jack Black, the unofficial spokesman for 60s rock revival, said the "The Man" ruined everything. People have to push back to get anywhere.

"There used to be a way to stick it to The Man," he told the kids in The School of Rock. "It was called rock and roll!"

So yeah, Apple's new iOS rocks. It has a security feature called: "USB Restricted Mode."

It will thwart devices that police have used to crack iPhone passcodes. It also guards against private companies, criminals, spies, and the rest of The Man.

The Machine

In a statement prior to the release, Apple said it was strengthening security to protect customers against hackers, identity thieves and others.

"We have the greatest respect for law enforcement, and we don't design our security improvements to frustrate their efforts to do their jobs," the public relations machine said.

That would be 60s for: "Peace, man."

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