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- Apple has launched a new Lockdown Mode feature for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
- It enables a range of security features to combat mercenary spyware.
- This includes disabling wired connections and disabling most message attachment types.
There’s been a concerning trend in the last few years that sees state actors and other entities buying spyware from private companies for targeted attacks on high-profile people. However, Apple has delivered a rather unique solution to this so-called mercenary spyware scourge.
Lockdown Mode is a new security mode on iOS 16, iPad OS 16, and MacOS Ventura, and it’s indeed designed for the few people who are targeted by state-backed spyware and other attacks. So what does it actually do, then?