Before Apple's fix, changing the iPhone's region could have worked around the bug. As the company says though, it is likely an oversight from Apple which will perhaps be fixed in a future point release of iOS 11.4 or when iOS 12 releases later this year. Wardle's still not sure how many devices are affected, or what caused that bug to be triggered only in some iOS devices and not others, but he believes it has something to do with the phone's location and language settings.
Emojis were first used by Japanese mobile phone companies in the late 1990s to express an emotion, concept or message in a simple, graphic way.More news: Bucks Rookie Donte DiVincenzo Reveals He's Basically Broke After Leaving Villanova
Unfortunately, USB Restricted Mode doesn't appear to be flawless; a $39 USB adapter can easily defeat it, according to ElcomSoft researcher Oleg Afonin.
It also removed some Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from the App Store in China. If the operating system's settings are set to any other country or region, the flag is allowed. Apple described it as a new "security protection" meant to bulk up existing iOS security features that prevent constant passcode guesses. This should make it harder for law enforcement to crack your passcode.More news: How much Trump Supreme Court justice pick Brett Kavanaugh could make
As can be found by visiting the aptly-titled website Emojipedia, the Taiwanese flag emoji is, in fact, censored from iPhones that have their locale set to China - no doubt due to lingering political tensions between the two countries - and such users will instead see a missing character. The flaw was indexed as CVE-2018-4290 and patched in iOS 11.4.1. "Though Apple loves to exude an aura of "users first", the reality is they are first and foremost a corporation". This can be done by plugging any USB accessory into the iPhone's Lightning port. Now, Apple is stopping that way of gaining entry to an iOS device.
Here's Apple's support page if you want more information on the new security feature. Enter your passcode, and then scroll down until you reach USB Accessories. Once the feature is enabled, an iPhone becomes inaccessible to any third-party software over USB if its screen is locked for one hour.More news: Israel Closes Crossing Point Into Gaza, Halting Imports and Exports