The relationship between gadget makers and hackers is always a nebulous one. On one hand, you have hackers trying to get more freedom for users, like jailbreakers; on the other, you have those in it for nefarious purposes, like the recent in-app purchasing hacks. Yet Apple has to fight them both, but the hardline against hackers may be slightly softening.
Bloomberg is reporting that, for the first time, Apple will make a showing at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. Apple has previously ignored the event, though other companies have showed up to see their security flaws laid bare for the world to see.
That will change Thursday when Dallas De Atley, manager of Apple’s platform security team, is scheduled to give a presentation on key security technologies within iOS, the operating system for iPhones and iPads.
With the ever increasing popularity of iOS, the platform becomes a larger and larger target for malware — so getting security up to scratch becomes ever more important.