Apple toughens data security measures with new ‘Lockdown Mode’ | #ios | #apple | #iossecurity

By Joe Rossignol, MacRumors 

Apple on Wednesday announced a new Lockdown Mode coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura. Apple says the optional security feature is designed to protect the “very small number” of users who may be at risk of “highly targeted cyberattacks” from private companies developing state-sponsored spyware, such as journalists, activists, and government employees.

Apple says Lockdown Mode will be enabled in the next beta versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, and the feature will be available to all users when the software updates are released later this year. While the feature is aimed at users who are targets of cyberattacks, it appears that it can be enabled by any user.

Lockdown Mode will be listed in the Privacy & Security section of the Settings/System Settings app and can be enabled or disabled at any time.

For all the details on Lockdown Mode, check out the full story at MacRumors:

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