Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Home / Mobile / All IOS Apps require HTTPS connections by 2017 says Apple
IOS apps must move to HTTPS

All IOS Apps require HTTPS connections by 2017 says Apple

Earlier this week during a security presentation at WWDC, Apple revealed that iOS apps have until January 1, 2017, to enable a security feature called App Transport Security.

ATS was initially released with iOS 9, and it makes apps utilize HTTPS connections instead of HTTP connections when connecting to the internet. The more secure connection type authenticates connections and encrypts data relaying, meaning data can’t be easily read if accessed.

The feature is very important in messaging and banking apps, but soon ATS will be mandatory across all apps offered within Apple’s App store.

At this time, ATS is opt-in, enabling apps to send unsecured data via the internet. Moving to HTTPS connections ties in with Apple’s position on privacy, best displayed with the rejection to unlock an iPhone utilized by the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre.

About FastFlux

Owner of ZeroSecurity, interested in programming, malware analysis and penetration testing. If you would like to write for the ZeroSecurity team, please use the contact form above.

Check Also

Silent OS 3.0 for Blackphone Completely revamped

Version 3.0 migrates Silent OS to Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and delivers the Android safety patch …