Apple has released a new feature named Lockdown Mode to evade cyber-attacks
Apple, a US-based technology corporation, reportedly released a new feature called Lockdown Mode that will aid customers in thwarting cyberattacks. Software versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura are anticipated to include the new capability. Users who are interested in human rights issues, journalists, and anyone who criticizes the government will find the new function most helpful. According to reports, this feature can thwart malware attacks and other similar assaults against these people.
The system will take the required technical steps to protect services like messaging, browsing, and internet connection against spyware attacks after Lockdown Mode has been set. This is a significant revelation at a time when many governments are accused of infecting devices with malware using the Pegasus software created by NSO in order to spy on phone data. Hackers and cyber attackers would have an extremely tough time accessing services on iOS-powered smartphones due to new features running in the background. Lockdown mode prevents zero-click assaults, one of the most popular ways to infect a device with malware, from operating.
On browsers and programs like Instagram and WhatsApp, a number of functions, including cookies and link previews, would be disabled, making it more difficult for hackers to access the device using dangerous URLs and Malware links. Once the feature is enabled, the majority of message attachments would be forbidden. Messages can only be received as images. As there is a chance that human activities could jeopardize the security of the device, this is done to ensure that any virus associated with any attachments does not come into touch with the user.
Users could be completely barred from installing or creating changes to profiles while also being completely prevented from enrolling the device in mobile device management using Lockdown Mode. Lockdown mode forbids any types of wired connections to any computer or device when it comes to internet connections and other connectivity-related issues.
The notice further warns that once the feature is turned on, the device won’t operate normally because a number of services and behaviors will be completely forbidden and severely constrained. The new function is part of Apple’s effort to make smartphone devices safer and more secure, the company claimed in a blog post. Apple also disclosed financial rewards for security experts who can identify flaws and vulnerabilities in the new Lockdown Mode.