As we have described over the last couple of days, the iOS 7 contains a variety of new features and enhancements, which Apple did not discuss at the WWDC Keynote.
In this post, we have a look at few new security features and developments that have already been included in iOS 7.
iOS 7 contains a new feature known as Activation Lock. In the iOS 7 turning off the ‘Find My iPhone’ or removing your device needs Apple ID and password. It’ll also go on to show the customized message showing your contact number, even though your device is deleted. This will make it a significant obstruction for the thieves and make the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature fool proof.
In the iOS 7, Safari like AutoFill feature have been expanded to remember the account names, their passwords, and also the credit card numbers.Automatically Safari will enter them whenever you visit a site to logon or shop on-line. The ‘Keychain’ will be synced through iCloud to all iOS devices working on iOS 7 and Macs with OS X Mavericks. Apple states that the info will likely be stored using 256-bit AES encryption.
Safari will also be capable to produce a distinctive, difficult to guess password much like password management apps such as ‘1Password’. However, this feature might be very useful only for the users who are using Safari on their own PC and iOS devices. If you choose using Chrome, then this feature is ineffective.
Moreover to the fresh cover of paint for Game Center app, Apple has also included quite a few features to avoid cheating in the iOS 7. Here is how Apple blueprints to hold down on cheaters:
Firstly, Apple is integrating signed submissions for leaderboard results, allowing it to reject score submissions that it recognizes as being intercepted and tampered with.
Secondly, Apple is introducing new features inside of iTunes Connect to help get rid of spam on leaderboards. Developers can now limit the max scores for leaderboards depending on the limitations of their game. By setting a maximum limit, the spammers with unrealistic scores wonât appear to others on the leaderboards or in Game Center. And if devs ever make a mistake on setting that limit, Apple will store all the scores above the max limit to be restored a later time.
The last thing Apple is doing to stop cheaters is adding new tools to help devs keep an eye out for suspicious activity and manage player activity, such as deleting scores and blocking cheaters, within iTunes Connect.
Easier access to Private browsing
Presently in iOS 6.x.x, this Private browsing feature which enables you to prevent websites from monitoring your behavior, needs to be enabled through the Settings app of your device (Settings -> Safari).
Apple makes this simpler in the iOS 7 by including the option to enable/disable the Private Browsing feature inside the Safari app, either by using the Bookmarks page or new tab view.
Per App VPN
VPNs applied inside organizations enable you to convey private info safely through a non-private network. So for instance: you can set up VPN for your company network to gain access to your work email etc.
The iOS 7 stretches this feature and provides support for Per app VPN. This indicates various apps can connect to several VPNs. It is on the other hand not clear how it’ll work.
Default Data Protection
You might not be informed but you allow data protection when you set up a Pass-code for your iDevice. Data protection improves the integrated hardware encryption by safeguarding hardware encryption keys with the passcode. It offers an extra level of protection for your private emails and attachments. Presently, 3rd party apps have to incorporate support for feature to secure application data. Beneath the iOS 7 and business section on iOS 7 features webpage, Apple states thatthe iOS 7 will carry default data protection for 3rd party apps.
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