Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Apple Intentionally Makes iPhones Vulnerable To Hacking With iOS 11

Apple Intentionally Makes iPhones Vulnerable To Hacking With iOS 11

If you have been just tapping on options available in Control center, you have been doing wrong.

The iOS 11 version has come with many improvements in Control Center, Camera Application, App Store overhaul, Type to Siri etc, but this feature indeed was the least expected one.

This preference for ensuring Bluetooth is always on could open iOS devices to attacks using weaknesses like the recent BlueBorne flaw, which affected Windows, Android, Linux, and iOS.

It turns out that using Control Center to turn off Wi-Fi only results in your phone immediately disconnecting from any network you are connected to (and auto-join for nearby networks being disabled). (There are also good reasons to turn both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off for conserving battery and improving cellular connection.) To do that, you now must go directly into each respective settings menu and switch the button off.

Now you know how to properly disable the Wifi and Bluetooth connections.

Control Centre has a plethora of quick toggles, created to allow users to quickly change a few key settings including activating the flashlight, turning off screen rotation and controlling the display's brightness.

Luckily there is an easy to check if an app is compatible with iOS 11. Both are also automatically enabled at 5am local time.

He suggests Apple instead enables a long press on the icons in Control Center to actually turn them off. You can go to Settings and hit the toggles for those features there.

F-Secure hardware security head Andrea Barisani has urged Apple to change the Control Center toggle.

iOS 11's most underrated security feature? In the meantime, Outlook's dedicated app for iOS still seems to be working, and the email service can still be accessed on the web using Safari or another browser.

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