Apple devices are popular with enterprises because of their reputation for rock-solid security. Yet, Apple had to plug a staggering 71 security holes in its latest update to its mobile operating system.
While Apple claimed that its iOS 8 operating system cured any iCloud security issues with two-factor authentication, a researcher recently found a bug that could enable an attacker to steal iCloud passwords from the latest version of the operating system, iOS 8.3, reported Ars Technica.
Faced with Apple's intransigence over data encryption, the U.S. government appears to have taken matters into its own hands, working on its own methods for getting into data on Apple devices.
Google has updated Gmail for iOS by adding time-saving iOS 8 features, TechCrunch reported.
In its latest version, Dropbox has added a new action extension to iOS 8 that enable users to save files directly to the cloud storage service from any iOS app. With this capability already available on Android devices, Dropbox is appealing to more BYOD users with this move.
Twitter is blaming Apple, more specifically iOS 8, for the loss of 4 million users, reports Business Insider.
Both Apple and Google are turning on data encryption by default in their latest mobile operating systems, iOS 8 and Android L (Lollipop), respectively. While the FBI might not like it, enterprises IT managers are thrilled, particularly those worried about BYOD security.
Apple is being criticized for configuring Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to send location and search data back to Apple and third parties by default whenever a user queries its Spotlight search engine.
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Apple continues to tighten the screws on security on the iOS platform, according to those who have seen the beta of iOS 8.1.