A new report is coming out that Apple is about to do something that they haven’t before: speak about iOS security at the BlackHat conference, something they haven’t done in the conference’s 15 year history. Bloomberg is reporting that in the wake of iOS security threats, such as the recently squashed in-app purchase bug, that Apple will be presenting at the Las Vega conference:
While many major technology vendors have overcome their reluctance to making a public showing at the conference, Apple, now the world’s most valuable company, has had no problem snubbing a community whose aim is to unearth its vulnerabilities.
That will change Thursday when Dallas De Atley, manager of Apple’s platform security team, is scheduled to give a presentation on key security technologies within iOS, the operating system for iPhones and iPads.
The report is saying that Apple ‘s security researchers have actually been attending the conference for a few years, but have kept low and not done any presentations. They were supposedly planned to be giving a presentation in 2008, but that was cancelled when the marketing team found out. Looks like they will finally get there chance to speak.
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