How the new blocking mode works in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Enable Lockdown on iPhone and Mac

The latest test version of iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura has a brand new extreme lockdown mode (Lockdown Mode). With it, any user of Apple technology will be able to protect themselves from targeted cyber attacks.

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According to experts from Apple, Lockdown Mode will significantly increase the level of confidentiality of user data and minimize the risk of information falling into the hands of third parties.

Why you need an iPhone lock mode

The new protection mode is a first-of-its-kind set of measures to further protect users from outside attacks. It allows you to minimize targeted threats and attempts to get user data via the Internet.

It is expected that the security mode will allow to resist attacks of viruses comparable to the well-known Pegasus developed by the company. NSO Group for special services of different countries.

After enabling the mode, the number of potentially dangerous services and network services of the operating system, which are usually used to attack and obtain user data, is drastically reduced.

After activating the mode, the following restrictions will work:

▶ In app Messages will be disabled loading of most types of attachments other than images. Link preview and loading of the preview window of the displayed site will not work.

This way, attackers will be deprived of currently known ways to transfer part of the malicious code through the standard messenger of the Apple ecosystem.

▶ In browser Safari will complex web technologies blocked like compilation JavaScript JIT on resources viewed by the user. In the application settings, you can manually allow modules to work on trusted resources.

With such protection, attackers will not be able to lure the victim to a copy of a familiar site and run malicious code while visiting the page.

▶ Challenges FaceTime from users with whom you have not communicated before, will be blocked by the system. In addition, you will not receive group call invitations or other information from such users through FaceTime or iMessage.

An unknown contact will no longer be able to write to you, send any data, or invite you to various groups.

▶ While the smartphone is locked, Blocked the possibility of wired connection to the computer. This option minimizes the risk of hacking the iOS lock code by picking GrayKey level gadgets.

Any such hacks will be ineffective once the new protection mode is enabled.

▶ In app A photo will disabled all shared albums. The user will not be able to create new albums and will not receive requests from other owners of apple technology to connect to their shared media libraries.

This minimizes the risk of a user’s photos falling into the wrong hands, which could happen if the iPhone owner didn’t fully understand the cloud photo capabilities.

▶ The system will disabled the ability to install configuration profiles. You will not be able to use developer profiles to install manually signed applications, VPN profiles and profiles to install test versions of the system will not work.

On the other hand, with the help of such profiles, attackers can gain access to the device, extort information or block the gadget. At the same time, the ability to configure the smartphone as a corporate device through the Apple Configurator will be disabled.

How to Enable Lockdown Mode in iOS 16

1. Go to Settings on iPhone or iPad, or System settings on Mac.

2. Open section Privacy & Security.

3. Find a new section Lock mode at the very bottom of the list.

4. Click the button Enable lock mode and confirm the action.

5. The gadget will be rebooted and the above restrictions will apply to it.

The new mode is disabled in the same way in the menu Privacy & Security followed by a reboot.

This is how the new enhanced protection mode will minimize the risk of network hacking without disabling the system chips that are really important and necessary for many users.

Source: — Новости высоких технологий, обзоры смартфонов, презентации Apple by

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