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Apple engineer to give behind the scenes look at iOS 10 security


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iOS 10's security secrets will be revealed at Black Hat Conference.
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In an unprecedented talk, Apple plans to give the world an in-depth look at the security features on iOS 10 at the Black Hat USA 2016 conference where hundreds of the top computer security professionals from around the world will gather.

The keynote will be given by Apple Engineer Ivan Krstic who will give technical details about three iOS security mechanisms, including the new Auto Unlock feature that is brand new in iOS 10.

“We will discuss the cryptographic design and implementation of our novel secure synchronization fabric which moves confidential data between devices without exposing it to Apple, while affording the user the ability to recover data in case of device loss,” Krstic writes in a summary of what his talk is expected to cover.

HomeKit and iCloud Keychain will be discussed, giving developers insight into how Apple is able to secure its platforms that carry user passwords and credit card information. Kristic also mentions that the Secure Enclave Processor will be covered too, showing how Apple created new protections against bruce force attacks.

If you want to see the keynote in person, the Black Hat Conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas from July 30th to August 4th with tickets costing $2,595 a person.

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