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Summary

Apple has implemented some great security mechanisms in their operating system, but like any technique, they are subject to attack. By depending solely on solutions such as the keychain, passcode keys, and encrypted filesystems, the collective pool of applications stand to be at risk from one of many points of failure within Apple’s opaque architecture. Implementation is key to making any form of security effective. Without a flawless implementation, terms like “hardware encryption” don’t mean anything to criminal hackers, and they stand to provide no real world protection against those who can find flaws in it. Application security can be improved only by having a sober understanding of the shortcom....


  

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