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« on: June 12, 2018, 04:05:13 pm »

Apple and Google harden their smartphones against hackers and governments

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<p>Google and Apple regularly make changes to Android and iOS to improve the integrity of the hardware running those operating systems, making it less likely that an unauthorized party could gain access to data stored on them. Two changes, one in beta and one in a shipping device, up the ante for criminals, companies, and governments who have found ways or might force ways of bypassing protections.</p><h2>Google stops trusting itself</h2>
<p>Apple and Google both use secure components within their devices to store critical data in a manner that prevents extraction and deters physical tampering. For Apple, that’s all modern iOS devices; for Google, that’s currently only its Pixel 2 models, though Android P will allow other device makers to built this in. The secure module stores elements like credit-card numbers for payment, and the characteristics derived from fingerprints that are used to validate access to a device. Apple calls its module Secure Enclave, while Google doesn’t have a capitalized term for it.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/3280108/security/apple-and-google-harden-its-smartphones-against-hackers-and-governments.html#jump">To read this article in full, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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