Apple Says Its Touch Security ID, Why Now?

The Cupertino-based company had not too many details about technical sections of your technology Touch ID, but a few hours ago its makers have released a new updated document in which Yes explain several of the pillars of the functioning of the sensor present in the iPhone 5S fingerprint.

This new documentation allows to know the so-called Secure Enclave is generated and this communicates that information encrypted to the rest of the system to be able to ensure that the fingerprint data they are not exposed to other applications or services.
Each processor Apple A7 There is a space of safe storage that neither Apple nor own processor can read, and all authentication sessions are encrypted between both ends, without intermediaries who have access to such content.

In this technical explanation also reveals the fact that the fingerprint captured only stays in that safe memory until it is converted on a key for decryption. Whether valid or not, the key (the fingerprint) removed after 48 hours of inactivity, a reboot or five failed login attempts.

The explanations seem destined to offer more peace of mind to users regarding privacy offering to this system, but is particularly interesting that Apple has decided to update the documentation right now that the Samsung S5 Galaxy presents a reader of fingerprint that offers many more options to developers. Or that publication coindica with serious security issues that have recently affected both iOS and OS X. Uhm.

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