Uber Plannen te verwijderen Private iOS API van Zijn iOS Codebase

Recente rapporten stellen dat Uber het hoofd van de beveiliging communicatie kondigde het bedrijf van plan om de private iOS API die toegang krijgen tot recordhoogte gebruikers weer te geven informatie te verwijderen.

Eerdere rapporten over dit onderwerp verklaard dat Uber had toegang tot het gebruik van een eigen iOS API-toegang waarvoor toestemming werd gegeven door Apple, allowing Uber the use of the entitlement. The purpose of the access was to improve memory management on Apple Watch, in particular, the older versions of Apple Watch because they were unable to provide maps without the help of a paired iPhone.

But according to security researcher Will Strafach, he claims Uber took advantage of what is called an “entitlement” which basically means special permission to access private allowance to software and hardware features. These private permissions are supposedly extremely guarded, and can only be accessed by code through a sensitive user data. The issue that has caused questions is APIs are separated into public and private use, private APIs may not be used in apps in the App Store. Uber’s API was locked in a private entitlement, giving access to record a device display.

Uber has since issued a statement stating that it has removed the API from its iOS codebase, since Apple has issued updated software improvements to its OS.

Source: AppleInsider, 9to5mac

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