Cyber security news for all

More

    Apple and Google facilitate technical foundation for data protection

    Apple and Google want to facilitate the development of apps for tracking corona infections. They rely on the detection of distances using Bluetooth technology and encryption. The protection of privacy and the security of users will be the focus of this development. The iOS operating system from Apple and the Android system should have the appropriate interfaces.

    The concept envisages that smartphones can exchange temporary identification numbers regardless of the operating system used, so that the privacy of the user is preserved. The concept of the two groups thus resembles the approach of the  initiative, which was presented by many developers.

    Collaboration Between Android and iOS Devices

    Among other things, Google and Apple want to ensure that the constant exchange of ID numbers does not significantly reduce the battery life of the devices. In a first step, a programming interface will be published, which enables the collaboration between Android and iOS devices using apps from the health authorities. These official apps would be available for users to download through their respective app stores. In a second step, the two companies will work in the coming months to enable a more comprehensive platform for tracking contacts. This functionality would then be integrated directly into the operating system. This is a more stable solution than a programming interface and will allow more individuals to participate after opting in. In addition, the interaction with a wider ecosystem of apps and state health authorities will be possible.

    Through close collaboration with developers, governments and public healthcare providers, the power of technology will help countries around the world slow down the spread of Covid 19 and return to everyday life accelerate. Users who want to benefit from the initiative of Google and Apple have to update the operating system. Apple said it would ensure that virtually all iOS devices were provided with a corresponding update.

    Recent Articles

    Hungarian banks were the target of a massive DDoS attack

    Several banks and the Hungarian Telekom have been the target of a cyber attack. The attacks are said to have come in several waves...

    The source code of Windows XP is leaked

    The source code of Windows XP is currently freely accessible. The media says that data first appeared on 4chan and is currently being exchanged...

    Hackers send malicious Azure Cloud apps to Microsoft

    Microsoft has banned some Azure Cloud applications from its cloud that the company identified as part of an attack infrastructure. Microsoft describes the approach...

    Vodafone experiences a vulnerability with fatal effects

    The injected JavaScript can access the session cookies from Vodafone website and send them to a server. An attacker can take over the session...

    Maze leaks data on its own platform

    The Maze ransomware has been up to almost a year and a half. This week, security experts warned about the actions of the cyber...

    Related Stories

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox