Naija Tech News (NTN) on 16, and in content, Mac server failure caused user privacy concerns, Apple responded and explained related solutions, apple, MAC .
Apple released the latest macOS operating system to the public yesterday. However, due to serious server failures, a large area of macOS Big Sur download/installation failures, as well as iMessage and Apple Pay Wait for the disaster to suffer without ignorance. In addition, users running macOS Catalina and earlier versions also reported some performance issues.
Apple’s system status page blamed this situation on the Developer ID notarization service issue, while the developer Jeff Johnson stated that Apple’s OCSP server had connection problems and expressed some concerns about the privacy and security issues of Macs (especially Apple Silicon).
Naijatechnews understands that today, Apple has updated Mac security and privacy support documents , including what macOS measures to protect user privacy and security, and three new steps to improve privacy and flexibility in the future.
Importantly, Apple emphasizes that it will not mix data from the malware detection process with any information about the user, and will not use the application notarization process to understand which applications the user is running.
The company also stated in detail that Apple ID and device identification were never involved in these security software checks. “In the next year”, Apple will also make some improvements to provide greater security and flexibility for the Mac .
- First, Apple will stop recording IP addresses during the process of checking the notarization of the application.
- Second, it adopts new protection measures to avoid server failures.
- Finally, in order to solve the privacy issues raised by Jeffry Paul, Apple will release an update to allow users to choose not to use these macOS security protections.
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