Apple updates iOS security guide for Face ID, Apple Pay Cash


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Apple has updated its iOS security guide to explain the intricacies of its latest security features. Following the release of iOS 11.2, the guide now covers Face ID on iPhone X, Apple Pay Cash, Password AutoFill, and more.

Apple takes great pride in its security and privacy protection; so much so that an FBI forensic expert recently said Apple “jerks” were “evil geniuses” for making it more difficult to hack into iOS devices. The company’s security guide explains everything it does to keep us safe.

Security guide update covers Face ID

“Apple designed the iOS platform with security at its core,” reads the introduction.

“When we set out to create the best possible mobile platform, we drew from decades of experience to build an entirely new architecture. We thought about the security hazards of the desktop environment, and established a new approach to security in the design of iOS.”

“We developed and incorporated innovative features that tighten mobile security and protect the entire system by default. As a result, iOS is a major leap forward in security for mobile devices,” the guide continues.

The guide is organized into the following topics:

  • System security
  • Encryption and data protection
  • App security
  • Network security
  • Apple Pay
  • Internet services
  • Device controls
  • Privacy controls

If you’re interested in iOS security and the steps Apple takes to protect your data and privacy, you can read its updated security guide now. It’s pretty lengthy at 78 pages, so you may want to skip to the sections you’re most interested in.


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