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from http://venturebeat.com/ 795 days ago

Over 80 percent of iOS users are running Apple’s latest operating system, which the company says is the most secure version of the mobile operating system available. But that’s not enough for Apple.

The company’s head of platform security, Dallas De Atley, spoke at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas today, stepping out of the company’s normal comfort zone of not telling much to anybody — but not too far. The talk centered around a white paper the company released in early June titled “iOS Security,” the same title of his talk.

De Atley reviewed the process of protecting phones from the very bottom of the operating system up through to app-protections, and into the most obvious security feature: the passcode. According to De Atley, Apple was concerned with the differences between a phone and a laptop and how some of the functions of ...

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