Apple's new guide on iOS security features discusses safety issues related to iOS and explains those issues under system architecture, encryption and data protection, network issues and devise access. Developers can now build good apps with security.
Online PR News – 07-June-2012 – Sunnyvale, California – Apple has broken its silence code with the release of its new guide on iOS security features that directly affect iOS application development. This has come as a big surprise to the tech world as Apple is known for keeping its technical details secret. However, it believes that the guide on iOS security is going to be extremely helpful for both developers and clients. Apple's iOS security guide is available on PDF form and explains all ins and outs of the highly advanced operating system.
The document explains all security aspects in details. In its introduction to the security model for iOS, the guide demonstrates that the protection of information in iOS security model remains intact without compromising the flexibility of mobile use, third-party apps, and sync.
In addition, Apple has come up with some extra design work for better security while keeping the usability as it was. Apart from covering the system architecture and Encryption and data protection model, the document also states security issues on Network and devise access.
Apple has also focused on its purpose of bringing out the document. It says that the security measures are meant to stop tampering with genuine apps, stop hacking, protect codes and validate third-party apps. The document clearly states:
“To ensure that all apps come from a known and approved source and have not been tampered with, iOS requires that all executable code be signed using an Apple-issued certificate. Apps provided with the device, like Mail and Safari, are signed by Apple. Third-party apps must also be validated and signed using an Apple-issued certificate.”
App developers for Apple devices say that the security measures are going to be extremely useful for them as they would be able to concentrate on app development and develop apps with enhanced security. It would also save companies from the hassles of code authentication and carry out extensive configurations. On this particular issue, the document states that iOS devices along with its user friendly features would provide stringent security. In other words, there are many security features available by default so as to make iOS application developers breathe easy.
With the release of this document on iOS security features, Apple app development companies are busy in adopting the new safety measures. IAD, a reputed offshore iPhone development company has already adopted and incorporated the new security features into iOS application development. When asked about the benefit of the document to the clients, the tech lead of the company said, “This is an added advantage to clients also as they would get iPhone apps that not only perform better but are secured too.”
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