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How Is Apple Making iOS 8 Secure?

Jul 22 2014, 1:12am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

How Is Apple Making iOS 8 Secure?
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A look at how iOS 8 will protect users more than ever before

Apple is working day and night to prepare iOS 8 for release this fall. With rumors that the iPhone 6 is also going to be released, there is even more pressure to make sure that the operating system is up to snuff. Fortunately, there are several ways that Apple is making sure that their customers will be protected and safe from prying eyes.

-iOS 8 is going to feature location based privacy settings. These will automatically change settings based on your location, whether you are at home or in public. Once you arrive home, your Apps will unlock and be available without the usual restrictions.

-While In Use privacy settings will make sure that Apps can only access your location data while you are using them. If an application tries to access your data while it is not in use, you will be notified immediately.

-Child Protection laws now require restrictions on gathering information, which means that Apps will not be able to track data on Apps that are targeted at children. This includes behavior, locations, and more.

-The TouchID feature will be opened up to a variety of developers, including use in banking apps. This will make these kinds of personal Apps more secure than ever by requiring fingerprint scans to function.

 

-Contacts are going to be restricted to case by case basis allowances. Apps currently have access to all of your contacts or none of them, but that is going to change with iOS 8.

Apple is hoping that the combination of these features will make iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 the most secure combo on the market. Android has faced its fair share of security setbacks and Apple is hoping to capitalize on those.

Source: Apple Balla

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