iOS 16 – iOS 16 Introduces an Important Update to Increase Security

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Tamsin Rodriguez7 July 2022Last Update : 1 month ago
iOS 16 – iOS 16 Introduces an Important Update to Increase Security

Apple continues to send updates to its systems, as iOS 16 – iOS 16 introduces a new update that brings more security to devices running the new system from Apple.

Details of the new update for iOS 16

The new update in iOS 16 replaces passwords with passkeys, and it will also introduce Security Check – an emergency feature meant to help people with domestic violence, but the most amazing feature is Lockdown Mode.

Apple introduced a new security option that is designed to protect users from various spyware programs that aim to penetrate phones.

Lockdown mode provides an optional maximum level of security for a very small number of users who, because of who they are or what they do, may be personally targeted by some of the more complex digital threats, such as those from the NSO Group and other private companies.

iOS 16 - iOS 16 introduces an important update to increase security

Aimed at protecting people like journalists, activists, human rights defenders and politicians, this mode disables many potentially dangerous protocols and services.

First, JavaScript (which speeds up performance by compiling code on the machine during runtime) will not run at all.

Your device will also not be able to register with Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems, which are used to install special software, in addition, most types of message attachments (except images) will be blocked.

Incoming calls and service requests, including FaceTime, will be stopped unless initiated by the user, and wired connections to a computer or accessory will be blocked when the iPhone is locked.

iOS 16 - iOS 16 introduces an important update to increase security

The reason is simple: These are all potential vulnerabilities, as Google’s Zero Project team demonstrated how Pegasus (developed by NSO Group) could infect iPhones in a “zero-click” scenario using a GIF to exploit a vulnerability in iMessage.

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