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iOS 11 Encrypted Backup Change Reduces Security, Boosts Data Safety

In iOS 11, Apple has changed things so encrypted iTunes backups can now be restored with either the separate backup password or the device passcode. This move reduces security, but it also reduces the likelihood that users will forget the password and lose access to their backups.

 
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Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0

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CleanMyMac 3.8.6

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1Password 6.8

 

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iTunes 12.6.2

Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan)

iOS 10.3.3 Patches High-Profile BroadPwn Flaw

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