Apple updates the new platform security guide for the M1 chip – New platform security guide for iOS 14.3, macOS Big Sur 11.1, iPadOS 14.3, WatchOS 7.2, and tvOS 14.3 just to highlight the main changes that come with the M1 chip. This is the biggest update of all time because it is a technical guide of almost 200 pages. This guide focuses primarily on detailing the features that apple uses data on all platforms and to protect user devices. The chip that was launched last year was called the Apple M1 chip and added all major security changes to it via Apple’s latest Platform Security Guide.
After its last update more than 10 months ago, apple once again updated the security guide for the platform covering iOS, macOS, iPad, tvOS, and watchOS. Mainly the main security changes are covered in 11 new topics for the latest platform security guide for Mac users through their native silicon called Apple M1.
The secure boot process is provided on new Mac machines, as the guide covers all security elements. All Apple computers based on the M1 chipset required user authorization to enable kernel extensions. Apple’s M1 computers are not fully protected, suggested by security researcher Patrick Wardle, and future software updates have required some fixes.
In addition to the Apple M1, through iOS 14 and iPad OS 14, the security guide for the iPhone and iPad update platform mentions security changes that include the iBoot implementation. This iBoot implementation is limited to iPads based on A14 and Apple A13 Bionic based on iPhone and high version.
To increase the security of its devices, Apple brought a previous list of hardware and software updates. One of the biggest updates introduced by apple was Face ID and Apple ID, which improve biometric authentication as well as password protection. Apple notes that 51 percent of users are not using the password and the remaining 49 percent only use it before the platform’s security update.
The fact of not using Face ID and Touch ID made it difficult for users to unlock their devices. After the new update introduced biometric authentication, more than 92 percent of users are using Touch ID. The dedicated AES hardware engine and T2 chip have been updated with their iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices to implement line-speed encryption that was not foolproof. The company receives bug reports from security researchers and Apple has faced lawsuits for alleged copyright infringement.