San Francisco, Dec 08 (UiTV/IANS) – Tech giant Apple has announced to add end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, along with two other security features.
The tech giant introduced three advanced features to protect users against threats to their data, by providing stronger ways to protect it, the company said in a blogpost on Wednesday.
The iPhone maker introduced– ‘iMessage Contact Key Verification’, ‘Security Keys for Apple ID’ and ‘Advanced Data Protection for iCloud’ security tools.
With the ‘iMessage Contact Key Verification’ tool, users can make sure that they are communicating only with whom they intend to as it provides an extra layer of security by giving alerts to the users if an attacker succeeds in breaching into the server to eavesdrop their communications.
Whereas, ‘Security Keys for Apple ID’ tool allows users to use third-party hardware security keys to sign in to their Apple ID account.
‘iMessage Contact Key Verification’ and ‘Security Keys for Apple ID’ will be available globally next year.
‘Advanced Data Protection for iCloud’ tool offers users end-to-end encryption to provide the highest level of cloud data security.
Additionally, users can choose to further protect important iCloud data such as iCloud Backup, Photos, Notes and more.
This tool has started to roll out in the US for members of the Apple Beta Software Program and will be available to all the US users by the end of this year. The feature will start rolling out globally in early 2023.
“At Apple, we are unwavering in our commitment to provide our users with the best data security in the world. We constantly identify and mitigate emerging threats to their personal data on device and in the cloud,” said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of Software Engineering, Apple.
“Our security teams work tirelessly to keep users’ data safe, and with iMessage Contact Key Verification, Security Keys, and Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, users will have three powerful new tools to further protect their most sensitive data and communications,” he added.
MediaTek announces new Dimensity 8200 chip for premium 5G smartphones
Chip maker MediaTek on Thursday unveiled a new Dimensity 8200 chip for premium 5G smartphones.
Smartphones powered by the new chipset will offer flagship-level experiences such as connectivity, gaming, multimedia, displays and imaging, the company said in a statement.
It also comes equipped with an octa-core central processing unit (CPU) with four Arm Cortex-A78 cores operating at up to 3.1 GHz, along with a powerful Mali-G610 graphics engine, for better performance across applications.
The chipset makes use of MediaTek’s HyperEngine 6.0 gaming technology to improve gaming performance so users can experience smooth high framerate games without experiencing connection drops, FPS jitter or gameplay hiccups.
Smoother viewing experiences are made possible by MediaTek’s Intelligent Display Sync 2.0 technology, which automatically adjusts the display refresh rate in accordance with the game frame rate.
“The MediaTek Dimensity 8200 will enhance the gaming experience on premium 5G smartphones, and will deliver smoother gameplay with higher framerates, impressive graphics, and seamless connectivity,” said CH Chen, Deputy General Manager, MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit.
“Plus, the Dimensity 8200’s power efficiency enhancements make it so consumers don’t have to sacrifice battery life to enjoy super high performance,” Chen added.
The new chip can record 14-bit HDR (high dynamic range) video with up to three cameras at once and supports 320MP pictures.
The chipset also supports tri-band Wi-Fi 6E, which gives faster wireless connectivity.
The Dimensity 8200 chip will launch in the global market this month, MediaTek said.