Apple to Speak on iOS Security at Black Hat This Week

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Apple is going to speak in Las Vegas for Black Hat this week. This is a first for the Cupertino company, which has normally avoided the conference in the past.

This time, Apple’s Dallas De Atley, manager of their platform security team, will be giving a presentation on key security technologies within iOS. This is the operating system that runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

According to reports, this is major, because Apple has in recent history been just as susceptible to hacks as many of the other platforms. Much of this is likely also due to increased popularity of their iOS devices and Macs.

Here’s a portion of the report:

It’s significant because in recent years, Apple products have been stripped of their image of being hack-proof. The company’s rise has made it a bigger target, as hackers have been discovering bugs in the iPhone since it came out in 2007. Earlier this year, more than600,000 Macs were infected, the first major malicious software attack targeting Apple computers.

Should be interesting.

[via Bloomberg]

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