“In 2015 it’s possible Apple’s biggest technology investments will be things you never see, as this will be the year security becomes the company’s key product,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“You see, criminal coders and maverick malware makers now recognize that while Apple’s platforms don’t have the market share, they are still better targets,” Evans writes. “Think about it, Apple’s platforms are where the money is: from access to corporate and enterprise data on iOS to the resurgence of the Mac across every market to the huge and growing success of Apple Pay and iTunes. In comparison, other platforms are where the money isn’t.”
“European hacker group the Chaos Computer Club is in the news today with claims a member has managed to subvert fingerprint authentication systems using photographs of a person’s finger (in this case, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen). I don’t believe the claims, as I can’t accept that accurate prints were achievable from images captured at a distance and don’t think the claims will stand up to testing. But in a sense it doesn’t matter – that these claims are being made at all represents an intensification of interest in subverting Apple platform security,” Evans writes. “What this all means is that Apple will become even more vigilant when it comes to securing its platforms. This means it will invest in the best people, the latest technologies and will need to examine every claimed security threat.”
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