Apple releases iOS 16.3 update, supporting physical security devices for the first time

Apple iPhone 14 Pro hands-on

Apple launched the iOS 16.3 system update on the third day of the Lunar New Year today, with a focus on improving the security of its iPhones. For the first time, it supports the physical security device as the second-step authentication method of Apple ID.For celebrities, journalists, government officials and other sensitive persons, their account security is extremely risky, so the general email + password is never enough, and the 2FA authentication code received by SMS or phone may also be intercepted, so the entity safety devices such as YubiKey It is a high security option. YubiKey is like a USB memory, plug it into iPhone to authenticate. In order to correspond to different sockets, YubiKey has also added NFC recently, and even a version with fingerprint authentication.

The iPhone, on the other hand, has an emergency call shortcut that is triggered by pressing and holding the power and volume up buttons simultaneously. Although practical, there is a risk of accidental touch being confused with the captured image, which becomes an inconvenience to emergency units. After upgrading to iOS 16.3, the user needs to press and hold the two buttons before releasing it, and the iPhone will officially make an emergency call, giving the user the opportunity to cancel the call.Also fixed in the same update Freeform The app fails to display strokes in collaboration mode, bugs with horizontal lines on the iPhone 14 Pro Max screen, etc. Of course, compatibility with the second-generation HomePod has also been added.

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