Belgian Signal lead developer for iOS is Apple works

Feb

26

2016

Frederic Jacobs, security researcher and lead developer Signal for iOS, Apple’s started to work on Core OS. According to rumors, Apple will continue screwing the security of its iPhones, so that government does not get at the data.

Frederic Jacobs is a security researcher born in Brussels currently in Open Whisper Systems works, the maker of Signal. Jacobs was the lead developer for the iOS version of the open source chat app, which stands out with its security features such as end-to-end encryption for communication. Recently, the Belgian also worked on security Bity the Swiss Bitcoin Exchange.

Jacobs made ​​his move to Apple via Twitter known . At the company from Cupertino he will work on Core OS. Core OS is the low-level layer of iOS and OS X, which defines the programming interfaces in relation to hardware and networks.

The arrival of the security expert comes at a time when the New York Times, the rumor brings that Apple will improve the security of its iPhones. The new measures should make it impossible for government to circumvent the security of a locked iPhone, including through the firmware as demanded by the current dispute between Apple and the FBI. This dispute is about an iPhone 5c, which may have less stringent security than later offers iPhone versions.

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