How the new iPhone Lockdown mode works

How the new iPhone Lockdown mode works

Lockdown Mode is a feature aimed at a small group of users including government figures, journalists, and other professionals who are easily prone to hacker attacks.

Yesterday, Apple announced that the operating systems iOS 16, iPad OS 16, and macOS Ventura will include a new feature called Lockdown. It is a blocking mode aimed at a small group of users including government figures, journalists, and other professionals who are easily subject to hacker attacks as they possess valuable data to protect. In other words, it is a useful addition to a few, but usable by all, so it is good to understand how it works.

The new mode will block most types of attachments in the messages app, excluding images, as well as turn off link previews. Calls to FaceTime incoming calls will be diverted unless a request has been sent to that user first. Finally, also disable wired connections to any computer or accessory. Lockdown Mode will arrive on Apple devices by the end of 2022. The tech giant has also promised future updates to make constant improvements. In this regard, Apple said it is offering up to $ 2 million to anyone who can find flaws and problems within the mode.

In all likelihood, there will be many users who will not resort to this latest novelty. Many people will not even know of its existence. However, the initiative testifies to Apple’s desire to consolidate itself as the best Big Tech company in privacy protection. A path that has already been taken for some time: last year, companies like Snap and Meta reported losing money due to an iPhone update that allowed users to disable monitoring of the apps used.

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A series of moves aimed at strengthening the Apple brand, a company ready to damage and go against well-known app manufacturers to give a sense of protection and protection to a small part of its users. In this war fought through marketing and financial moves, the only ones who win are the users and their data.

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