Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Home Lead Story 'Unfixable Vulnerability' Found in Apple's Secure Enclave Chip puts Users' Data at...

‘Unfixable Vulnerability’ Found in Apple’s Secure Enclave Chip puts Users’ Data at Risk

This new security flaw is present in all the device

A new exploit has allegedly been found in Apple’s Secure Enclave chip putting the data of iPhone, iPad, Mac users at risk.

Chinese hackers from the Pangu Team claim to have found an unfixable vulnerability that could lead to breaking the encryption of private security keys, reports 9to5Mac.

Follow NewsGram on LinkedIn to know what’s happening around the world.

The Secure Enclave is a security coprocessor included with almost every Apple device and the company encrypts all the data on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and other devices with “random private keys”. The Secure Enclave chip is the only thing that can access all these keys to decrypt the data.

The chip also stores keys for passwords, the credit card for Apple Pay, and even biometric data for Touch ID and Face ID.

New 'unfixable vulnerability' revealed in Apple's Secure Enclave chip
The chip also stores keys for passwords, the credit card for Apple Pay. Pixabay

This new security flaw is present in all the device.

2 and A13 bionic chips so newer devices are safe.

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan Shares Emotions After Covid Recovery, Raksha Bandhan Plans

Back in 2017, a group of hackers was able to decrypt the Secure Enclave firmware to explore how the component works, but they were unable to gain access to the private keys, so there wasn’t any risk to users. (IANS)



Most Popular

Green Tax To Be Levied On Polluting Vehicles: Transport Ministry

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said his department has approved a proposal to levy "Green Tax" on...

38% Indian Women Techies Prefer WHF

Almost 38 per cent Indian women working in a tech or IT industry prefer working at home to working in the office, says a...

Telangana Boy Develops Smart Wristband Aiding Alzheimer’s

A 13-year-old boy from Telangana, who developed a smart wristband to monitor Alzheimer's patients, is one of the recipients of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal...

Diwali 2022 Opens Doors To An Extended Temple In Dubai

A new Hindu temple in Dubai, the foundation stone of which was laid last August amidst the pandemic, will open its doors to worshippers...

Changing Mood In Ayodhya Chronicled In New Book

Fear, apprehension and suspicion has finally been replaced with a sense of ease and excitement and Ayodhya, after the Supreme Court verdict - is...

Scientists Ask For Strict Measures To Restrict New Covid-19 Strain

With new Covid-19 strains reported from several parts of the world giving fresh threats to the fight against the pandemic, a group of scientists...

Pandemic: An Eye-Opener For Health Sector

The Covid-19 pandemic should serve as an eye-opener for the government to increase allocation for the health sector in the Union Budget 2020-21, feel...

Tri-colour, The Colour Code For Republic Day

Republic day is around the corner and so is the end of winter fashion. So why not end it in style? Here are some...

Recent Comments