Isn't that the whole point of the app store and making people jump through hoops to install apps from outside of it? If I've already got my apps from a supposedly secure source, why does Apple need to regularly reverify it before I can use the same app that was fine the last time they checked, and why do they need to log that information? This isn't me being snarky or facetious, I'm genuinely asking what the possible benefit to me as a user is?In any kind of security scheme, there has to be a trusted party. If you care about software security, there has to be an agency that verifies signatures and synchronizes certificates. The question is, do you trust Apple to do this or not? If not, you shouldn’t use Apple products.
Apple is aggressively moving forwards with their security policies. Personally, I don‘t have any problem with that. If I wanted to tinker I’ll buy a Raspberry Pi.
By the way, I call BS on “every time you open an app macOS calls home”. More likely there is a local database that is checked first and only in some cases does the data gets synchronized.
Do you understand what a warrant is? Because if you do, you realize that what you just said is nonsense.If true this revelation is an outrageous breach of trust. Why would anybody actually trust Apple with this information? It is not that Apple is inherently more trustworthy than any other big tech firm like Goggle or Microsoft. But even if it is more trustworthy for some, those people have no reason to trust Akamai, who apparantly receives the information unencrypted per the report. I personally do not think there is any justification whatsoever for this kind of intrusive non-stop surveillance without a warrant.
Well, Louis Rossman does not think it is "a silly thing to worry about." He seems to suggest that there is a lot more going on than simple signature confirmation.This is a silly thing to worry about. In any signature scheme, there is a trusted entity that checks the signature.
Until a server crumbles somewhere and now your apps don't launch for seemingly no reason. I know it's rare, but surely they should have planned for that eventuality.This is a silly thing to worry about. In any signature scheme, there is a trusted entity that checks the signature.
Huh? At least some folks regularly use their computers when not connected to the Internet. I know it might baffle the imagination in today's age, but it still happens frequently.Until a server crumbles somewhere and now your apps don't launch for seemingly no reason. I know it's rare, but surely they should have planned for that eventuality.
What? The video splash page (or whatever the name is) surely indicates a calm rational discussion of the topic, right?Of course he doesn’t, he makes a living bashing Apple.
For many, true. My point was more there's enough people who are regularly off-net for one reason or other (*) that applications being unable to open due to inability to phone-home would show up far sooner than the poster I quoted implied.Sure, I work away from wifi every now and then, but that's not really the norm.
Checked the article real quick and it's full of lies, you should not take everything you read at face value.
Louis Rossman is the worse piece of trash on YouTube. He hates Apple and tries to make money and clicks on YouTube trashing Apple. Yuk!