Apple publishes iOS security guide

Ashleigh Allsopp
7 June, 2012
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Apple has published a new guide to iOS security.

The 19-page guide, available freely here, explains the security measures that Apple has put in place in its iOS devices.

Within the security guide the company describes the system architecture, app code signing, encryption and data protection, network security, device access, remote wipe, device restrictions and more.

“iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are designed with layers of security,” writes Apple. “Low-level hardware and firmware features protect against malware and viruses, while high-level OS features allow secure access to personal information and corporate data, prevent unauthorised use and help thwart attacks.”

In the conclusion, titled “A Commitment to Security,” Apple describes: “The combination of required code signing, sandboxing and entitlements in apps provides solid protection against viruses, malware and other exploits that compromise the security of other platforms.”


From 1 June this year, Apple also began expecting Mac developers to implement sandboxing in their apps if they wish to sell them via the Mac App Store.


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