iOS, "backdoors" and the eternal war between security and convenience
Earlier this week forensic researcher Jonathan Zdziarski's work on security exploits in iOS passcodes, pairing records, and diagnostic services went viral. Unfortunately, it was his slides, which used more provocative language and lacked the context of his talk, and not his pay-walled yet far more understandable journal article, that made the rounds. Tragically, many in the media pounced on the attention-getting potential, posting alarming articles that did nothing but spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) to a mainstream customer-base that deserves much, much better. Apple responded with comments to iMore on Monday and to the general public with a Knowledge Base (KB) article on Tuesday. However, there's been no word yet on whether or not the attack vectors will be closed and, if they will be, how soon. So, what does it all mean?
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