Secure Enclave

Apple’s Secure Enclave Chip Undergoes Extreme Testing Procedures to Ensure Users’ Privacy

A new report from The Independent details the facility where Apple tests its Secure Enclave chip, the hardware-based key manager that's isolated from the main processor to provide an extra layer of security. [caption id="attachment_293288" align="aligncenter" width="968"] Photo: Brooks Kraft/Apple[/caption] Inside the Secure Enclave chip are key pieces of information, like keys that lock up the...

Hackers Used “Prototype” iPhones to Study Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor

Back in 2016, security researcher Mathew Solnik and his team were able to extract and study the iPhone’s sensitive Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) software using what are now called “dev-fused” iPhones or pre-jailbroken devices, that are created exclusively for internal use at Apple, Motherboard has learned. Dev-fused iPhones, which are sometimes called “prototypes" in the security research industry, are...

Mechanics Behind Apple’s “Secure Enclave” in A7 Chip for Touch ID Revealed

Yesterday, an Apple patent application related to Touch ID detailing the circuits and packaging for fingerprint sensors was brought forward and today, the US Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple that reveals the mechanics behind this "secure enclave" in the new A7 chip, where all the Touch ID fingerprint information is encrypted and stored...

Apple’s Secure Enclave for Touch ID And Its Importance Detailed

Alchemist and metaphysician Brian Roemmele has written an interesting article on Quora, detailing how the new “secure enclave” in the A7 processor of the iPhone 5S, that stores the encrypted fingerprint biometric ID, actually works and why is it so important for security purposes. The author notes that Apple perfected the Touch ID over several years of very hard...