Apple employs a prominent expert in the field of protection to increase security features




A spokesman for the company said Apple for the company this month to re – hire John Kallas , a prominent expert in the field of encryption and cryptography to increase security features for a variety of consumer products.

The spokesman added that the expert Jon Callas, co-founder of several secure communications including PGP company offering software solutions for data protection and e-mail to companies, institutions and governments, the company protection Silent Circle firms.

John Callas had previously worked at Apple in 1990, he returned again to work between 2009 and 2011 where he designed encryption to protect data stored on Macintosh computers hardware system.

This comes after the company ‘s resistance to the pressure faced by US law enforcement authorities , represented by the Office of the FBI in the case of decrypt iPhone phone used by one of the attackers in the incident , San Bernarino.

The US Justice Department had requested earlier this year from federal judges in California and New York to force Apple to decrypt phone iPhone closed, to be able to authorities later access to the data on the phone closed without the help of Apple.

He noted the FBI and law enforcement authorities that the technology companies should assist them in reaching criminals hounded by the government.

According to Apple and other technology companies to be forced to unpack their own encryption that would undermine the security of their products are more prone to piracy and make it.

Said Callas as against a law enforcement by forcing companies to unpack their products encryption, and also stated that he supports the proposal under which the law enforcement officials to take advantage of the weaknesses of third-party software postings from breakthrough technology systems, as long as they do disclose those points later so they can be corrected .

Show Callas return to Apple that encrypted communications are the mainstream, Apple said that it will continue to work to increase the level of security in their products.

The many technology companies to go to the encryption dramatically, such as Facebook encrypt application Instant owned her Watts in August , making it difficult for law enforcement authorities access to digital information.


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