Lawsuit Forces Apple to Change VPN on Demand Behavior in iOS

Posted April 5, 2013 at 4:16pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10321 views

A lawsuit has forced Apple to change how VPN on Demand works in iOS. Last November, a federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay VirnetX $368 million for patent infringement.

Devices using iOS 6.1 and later with VPN On Demand configured to "Always" will behave as if they were configured with the "Establish if needed" option. The device will establish a VPN On Demand connection only if it is unable to resolve the DNS name of the host it is trying to reach. This change will be distributed in an update later this month.

For now Apple only suggests turning on VPN manually in Settings > General > VPN; however, the company says it will 'address this functionality with alternatives in a future software update.'

Read More [via Loop]



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Tzvi Filler - April 5, 2013 at 4:27pm
Time for a new update?
Copperhead - April 7, 2013 at 6:55pm
Guess so cause apple is breaching VPN protocols and have governments up their asses right now.
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