Apple confirms unencrypted kernel intentional ↦

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by Dan Moren

TechCrunch has confirmed that Apple deliberately left iOS 10’s kernel unencrypted to help make it easier to spot security vulnerabilities and to speed up the OS:

“The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without compromising security,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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Khürt Williams

Khürt Williams is Principal for Monkey Hill, LLC, a Skillman, New Jersey based information security governance, risk and compliance consultancy. He's also an avid landscape photographer, and *nix geek.