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If they have reverse-engineered Apple's private key from the public key, then their claims are quite believable. If they've been using their corporate spare computer cycles over the past few years to look for this, perhaps they have gotten lucky?
- Apple's private encryption key is more valuable on the black market than having to solicit orders from random end users with questionable means to pay.
- The sale of a company's private encryption key on the black market is likely to attract law enforcement.
- The computing power necessary to derive Apple's private encryption key is unlikely to be found in a single, non-state actor.
- If a solution to #3 can be found, the solution is more valuable than the private key itself. Indeed, it would make the person who discovered it the richest person alive.
There was a video floating about that showed that these portable FlashPay (wireless) payment terminals could be tapped against a person's wallet without them knowing and the amount would be debited from their account. And this is where Apple Pay is simply superior; it wouldn't work unless you trigger the phone/watch to payment mode.
Soli said:racerhomie3 said:220 million iPhone 6 in the world. The 2nd most popular phone in the world is bound to have problems .
Here's an analogy. Say you run a garage and you service all sorts of cars. Let's say you fix X number of Toyotas. Of these X quantity of Toyota cars, 22% are defined to have "failures". Does this mean 22% of *all* Toyotas of this particular model have this particular problem? Of course not, that would be silly. But that's what you're inferring. This is what is called a biased sample i.e. they are reported to be failures because… they have failed, and that's why there was a study in the first place. This is not a report about the total number of iPhone 6's still in use.
cptmercury said:As a "tech-savvy" parent who tried to "do my job" of monitoring and configuring an iPad for the use of my child, I was very quickly scratching my head looking for the following. * Day/Time access schedules. * App blocking. * Internet filtering. --- Schedules were nonexistent, Total App blocking is restricted to "some" 1st party apps only - I could block face time but not messages or email. Other apps could only be restricted by content ratings that I don't control. Internet filtering was purely based aforementioned ratings... no provision for black or white lists. The only way to block you tube was to not install the app but even then they could access it via safari... unless I block safari but then they would have no internet browsing at all. Bare minimum doesn't even begin to describe what is offered. At least they restricted store and in app purchase options... eventually. And just to be clear, I'm purposely omitting any third-party solutions. I believe this should and in many cases needs to be provided by Apple due the level of system access required.
Apple Configurator 2 on the Mac App Store - iTunes - Apple