Since many iPhone users were or can be targets of spywares like Pegasus, Apple has announced that it is going to introduce a major change to iPhone security.
In fact, it is Apple’s effort to make it harder for “mercenary spyware firms like Pegasus-maker NSO Labs to target and hack users of the iPhone.
“This has come in the aftermath of several private cyber offensive companies finding zero-day flaws, and letting their clients — typically government agencies and authorities — to hack into the devices of journalists, activists, dissidents, etc”, reports The Indian Express.
The same report of The Indian Express explains why Apple has decided to introduce the Lockdown Mode.
“In a blog post, Apple said it has detailed these initiatives to ‘help protect users who may be personally targeted by some of the most sophisticated digital threats, such as those from private companies developing state-sponsored mercenary spyware’. The announcement has come in the aftermath of several such spyware firms being exposed over the last few years for hacking into iPhone and Android devices.”
(Credit for this top story goes to The Indian Express- https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/apple-iphone-lockdown-mode-explained-8014593/)