Apple iOS 8 - New "go to" for Privacy on iPad, iPhone?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by anniew, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. anniew

    anniew Registered Member

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    Saw this report about Apple's new encryption methodology which prevents everyone, even Apple, from gaining access to the contents of the devices.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...12af58-3ed2-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html

    Not sure how this is accomplished and how "secure" it really is.

    Also, it does not address communication security. Presumably, the phones can still be "tapped" via the service provider.

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  2. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    "Existing commercial forensics tools can still dump 3rd party app data, camera reel, video, and recordings from iOS 8"
    http://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=3875

    Besides, this only physical, Apple still has the decryption keys for iCloud.

    On communication security, there are a few end-to-end encrypted calling apps on iOS. Signal(Redphone) is free and open-source, and there is also Silent Phone from Silent Circle but it requires a subscription.
     
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