Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections

Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections


07 December 2022

Apple continues to invest in the security and privacy of its device users by announcing new features for its services.

Specifically, the company is expanding end-to-end encryption to even more iCloud categories, such as Device Backups, iMessage Backups, iCloud Drive, Notes, Photos, Reminders, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmarks, Siri Shortcuts and Wallet Passes, while adding two very important security safeguards for iMessage and Apple ID Security Keys.

Thanks to end-to-end encryption, data can only be decrypted using trusted Apple devices where you have signed in with your Apple ID, so it is extremely difficult to gain access to it in the event of an attack on the cloud service. Not even Apple itself has access to the decryption keys.

Regarding iMessage, we will see Contact Key Verifications in 2023, so that users can be absolutely sure that their communication is only with the contacts they want. In the event that the discussion is monitored by a government body or in general by a third party in a malicious way, the user will receive a notification.

For Security Keys, users will be able to use third-party solutions to enhance the 2 factor authentication (2FA) function to authenticate their account.

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