- Mac News
Apr 5, 2013 01:21 PM
Apple to change iOS 6 VPN settings in wake of VirnetX victory
A forthcoming version of iOS will change the way the OS handles VPN connections, according to a support <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4550">document</a> on Apple's website. On devices with VPN On Demand, the "Always" setting will instead behave as if it were "Establish if needed." In essence, VPN On Demand will only be established if iOS can't resolve the DNS name of a host. The new firmware is scheduled to appear sometime this month.<br /><br />Apple explicitly cites a <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282733==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/27/apple.must.pay.additional.330k.per.day.until.case. details.settled/" rel='nofollow'>VirnetX court victory</a> as the reason for the change. The company scored a $368 million judgment against Apple, having accused it in November 2011 of violating VPN patents via FaceTime. VirnetX has also targeted a number of other corporations with patent lawsuits, but <A href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/15/demand.for.258.million.in.damages.rejected.by.jury/">not always successfully</a>.
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