iOS / iPadOS 13.4.1

Apple released iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 today with more undisclosed security patches and bug fixes, including a serious FaceTime compatibility problem.

iPadOS 13.4.1 includes bug fixes for your iPad.

  • Fixes an issue where devices running iPadOS 13.4 could not participate in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier
  • Addresses an issue on iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) where the flashlight may not turn on after tapping the Flashlight button in Control Center or on the Lock screen
  • Addresses a bug with the Settings app where choosing Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail

iOS 13.4.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone.

  • Fixes an issue where devices running iOS 13.4 could not participate in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier
  • Addresses a bug with the Settings app where choosing Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail

iOS & iPadOS 13.4

Apple released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 today with undisclosed security patches, bug fixes, and new features.

iPadOS 13.4 introduces support for mouse and trackpad with iPad for greater precision and navigating the system with Multi-Touch gestures, and adds iCloud Drive folder sharing from the Files app and new Memoji stickers. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.

iOS 13.4 introduces new Memoji stickers and iCloud Drive folder sharing from the Files app. This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.

Microsoft Office iPhone app

Microsoft Office app for iPhones is a new variant of Microsoft Corp.’s dominant office software suite that combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in one mobile app with some extra tricks. The app can attempt to use the iPhone camera to convert images of spreadsheets and text into editable data, scan QR codes, create PDFs and sign them “using your finger”, transfer files between mobile and desktop systems and provide cloud integration with document collaboration.

Microsoft Office app 2.34.1 is a free download for iPhones running iOS 12 and later, as well as Android phones, but the Office 365 service is an in-app purchase starting at $6.99/month.

(Individual Microsoft apps are also available for iPads, iPhones and Apple Watches.)

Elcomsoft cracks powered-off iPhones

Taking advantage of a major, unpatchable security hole in iPhones through the iPhone X model, “checkra1n”, Elcomsoft claims it can access sensitive information even after the iPhone has been powered off.

BFU Extraction: Forensic Analysis of Locked and Disabled iPhones
In Apple’s world, the content of the iPhone remains securely encrypted until the moment the user taps in their screen lock passcode. The screen lock passcode is absolutely required to generate the encryption key, which in turn is absolutely required to decrypt the iPhone’s file system. In other words, almost everything inside the iPhone remains encrypted until the user unlocks it with their passcode after the phone starts up.

It is the “almost” part of the “everything” that we target in this update. We’ve discovered that certain bits and pieces are available in iOS devices even before the first unlock. In particular, some keychain items containing authentication credentials for email accounts and a number of authentication tokens are available before first unlock. This is by design; these bits and pieces are needed to allow the iPhone to start up correctly before the user punches in the passcode.