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Apple's Ivan Krstic to give 'behind the scenes' iOS security talk at Black Hat USA

Apple's head of Security Engineering and Architecture will go into "unprecedented technical detail" on iOS security during a talk at this year's Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, including new technology coming with iOS 10.




Ivan Krstic will explore the "cryptographic design and implementation of our novel secure synchronization fabric" as it relates to technology like HomeKit, Auto Unlock, and iCloud Keychain, according to Apple. The briefing, scheduled for Aug. 4, will also go into the Secure Enclave present on Touch ID-capable devices, and "a unique JIT hardening mechanism" intended to make Safari's JIT (Just-in-Time) compiler a harder target.

Apple staff have previously spoken at Black Hat, but the company's 2012 debut presentation has sometimes been considered a flop, since it went over previously published information. Black Hat, which has been running for over 18 years, is meant to be a vanguard of digital security.

iOS 10 is currently in beta, and should officially launch this fall, most likely in September. That month is Apple's usual iPhone launch window, and the company typically releases major iOS updates a few days before new iPhones go on sale.