Why Lockdown Mode From Apple Is One Of The Coolest Security Ideas Ever

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Influential people—like diplomats, political dissenters, and lawyers—are unfortunately the target of so-called state-sponsored mercenary spyware. It turns phones into sophisticated spying devices that record movements and sensitive conversations. For a while, it was quite difficult to prevent mercenary spyware from infecting phones, but Apple’s lockdown mode could be a good answer. It strips iPhones of some features that are targeted by malware; for example, people can’t call you unless you’ve called them before. It’s quite restrictive, but it’s only intended for the 1% who absolutely need additional protection. Read full article here

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