wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, , ,

Apple tries to clear the air about its anti-malware software accused of collecting users’ IP addresses

Apple has denied claims that the company's anti-malware software collects details of apps running on Mac devices, along with the devices' IP addresses, which contain city and country identifiers. The clarification has come in light of a heated debate around privacy concerns within the Apple ecosystem, as alleged by German security researcher Jeffery Paul in a recent blog post. Paul, in a blog post titled "Your Computer Isn't Yours", had alleged that Apple's Gatekeeper feature, which ensures that a user's Man runs only software that is pre-approved by Apple, collects IP addresses. This software allows Apple to stop an app from running on its devices if its developer's certificate is revoked. In theory, this feature allows Apple to stop users from installing malware on their devices. But, according to Paul, Gatekeeper gives Apple a lot more information than the company is letting on. 'Unique hash for each app': The latest version of macOS (Big Sur), Paul said, collects a hash (unique identifier) of "each and every program you run, when you run it". Additionally, Apple has access to the user's IP address, and hence, geographical location. "Apple (or anyone else) can, of course, calculate these hashes for common programs: everything in the App Store, the Creative Cloud, Tor Browser, cracking or reverse engineering tools, whatever." 'Apple know how you use your apps': In continuation, Paul claimed that Apple has a very good idea of what apps its users are using, what devices they are using them from, and where they are using…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ