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Open App Development Will Bring Security Risks To iOS 8

Jun 4 2014, 11:39pm CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Open App Development Will Bring Security Risks To iOS 8
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The open air development process could pose a threat

The new iOS system from Apple is going to be the most open yet, allowing apps to work in sync with each other to provide more accessibility than ever. They are releasing 4000 APIs to make this easier, including a threat that has some people worried.

Apple Balla reports that the ability to use Apps from the lock screen and with connections to other apps means that it will be much easier for people to take advantage of people’s devices, which could be a serious problem for inexperienced programmers who aren’t familiar with the kinds of security features that should be included. Intentional or not, this could become a serious problem.

That problem is being alleviated to some extent through the use of the new programming language, Swift. This is set to be a much more secure offering for creating OS X and iOS apps, although it isn’t something that is required for the App Store. While many will begin using it right away, inexperienced coders might stick to C++, which doesn’t have the same level of secure code and security features. It remains to be seen what the adoption rate for the new language will be.

 

We can’t know yet what will happen when the open iOS is released, although many are going to be keeping a sharp eye on the security as a whole as we still recover from previous threats.

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