Apple Black Hat Conference First Time Appearance
Many software manufacturers to send their representatives to the Black Hat Security Conference USA and Apple will appear there this year. Earlier the company openly ignored the event year after year .
This year, the first time after 15 years of the conference existence, experts will represent Apple at BlackHat in Las Vegas along with the results of their latest research in the field of security of the iPhone and iPad operating system.
Apple Black Hat Conference Appearance
Senior Specialist of the iOS security group Dallas De Utley will make a presentation dedicated to the “key technologies to protect iOS”, because Apple “develops mobile OS with security”.
According to Apple, the company has several times attended the conference without much fanfare, and in 2008 Cupertino experts even expected to hold their own presentation. However, due to inconsistencies with the marketing department, it was decided to cancel the performance.
This appearance is pretty significant for Apple because in the recent few years it started to lose the hack-proof reputation. As the company started to be come more popular and rich it also became a bigger target. Thousands of iPhone hackers have been finding out different exploits and bugs inside the iPhone since it was first launched back in 2007. Few months ago more than 600 k Macs were infected by malicious trojan software, which was the first major accident in Apple’s security history.
Despite the Windows PCs and Android devices are attacked more often the increased number of attacks on Apple’s devices got under media spotlights given company’s sublime security reputation. That’s the main reason for Apple Black Hat Conference appearance.
Black Hat, a computer security conference, bringing together many different people interested in the protection of data, was founded in 1997. The event was attended by representatives of both federal agencies and corporations, as well as hackers. Black Hat is a regular in Las Vegas, Barcelona (formerly Amsterdam), and Tokyo.