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Security problems solved in iOS 8 GM

A couple of months ago it came to light certain back doors found in iOS 8 that in theory – and only in theory – Apple used to send user information to government organizations like the NSA. This is something that goes totally against Apple’s philosophy, so official statements were immediately made showing that they were not a back door, but simple debugging systems.

For everyone’s peace of mind, since the GM version of iOS 8 released just yesterday, these backdoors – the system by which device data is sent to external services without authentication – seem to have disappeared , at least most of them according to Jonathan Zdziarski’s Domain. The improvements don’t stop there, because in iOs 8 you can no longer access the application containers wirelessly, which means that any possible intrusion would have to be by cable, so we get rid of a large percentage of attacks.

Security problems solved in iOS 8 GM
Security problems solved in iOS 8 GM

But as we said, in iOS 8 not all the back doors are closed , so you can still access the private data of your phone or iPad, using the USB cable connected to your computer and iTunes. It is therefore recommended that you always use secure passwords, and most consistently, do not store compromising data on the device.

While it is true that iOS is one of the most secure operating systems on the market, it is still vulnerable, so we have to be careful and think about what data we are going to store on the phone , on the other hand, a dose of calm is also good, and that is that we are not a head of state so that someone is interested in our data.

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