Critical iOS 10 component isn’t encrypted, but it’s a feature not a glaring oversight

June 23, 2016

Via: BGR

Apple last week released the first beta of iOS 10 after explaining the main features of the upcoming iPhone, iPad and iPod touch update during its WWDC 2016 opening keynote. As expected, developers and researchers started poking around and some of them discovered that Apple left the kernel unencrypted.

To some, this appeared to be an unexpected mistake from a company that’s known to prioritize user security and privacy, and to advocate for strong encryption. However, other researchers suspected this might be a feature, not a bug.

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