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Apple Launches IPhone Security Tool to Block Targeted Attacks – Bloomberg Law


July 6, 2022, 5:00 PM

Apple Inc. introduced a security tool for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices that is designed to prevent targeted cyberattacks on high-profile users such as activists, journalists and government officials.

The optional feature, called Lockdown Mode, will offer “extreme” protection for a “very small number of users who face grave, targeted attacks,” Apple said Wednesday in a statement. The tool vastly reduces the number of physical and digital ways for an attacker to hack a user’s device. Apple said the feature is aimed primarily at trying to combat attacks from “spyware” sold by NSO Group and other companies, particularly to state-sponsored …



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