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Apple Brings 'Plastic Butter Knife To A Gunfight' When It Comes To App Store Security
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 09, 2021 02:53PM
[m.benzinga.com]

Legal documents released by “Fortnite” video game developer Epic Games Inc. revealed that a senior Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) engineer compared App Store’s defenses against malicious actors to “bringing a plastic butter knife to a gunfight,” the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

What Happened: Epic Games cited the anecdote, which was based on internal documents quoting Eric Friedman, head of Apple’s Fraud Engineering Algorithms and Risk (fear) unit, according to the report. An antitrust trial is scheduled to begin in California next month.

Friedman also said Apple’s process of reviewing new apps for the App Store was “more like the pretty lady who greets you... at the Hawaiian airport than the drug-sniffing dog.” The engineer was also quoted as saying that Apple was ill-equipped to “deflect sophisticated attackers.”

Why It Matters: The comments made by a company insider could hurt Apple as the iPhone maker has said the 30% tax it levies on digital purchases within apps downloaded from the App Store is required to protect customers from malware.



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Re: Apple Brings 'Plastic Butter Knife To A Gunfight' When It Comes To App Store Security
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 09, 2021 03:35PM
Defense Exhibit 1 - What was the last serious malware to infect an iPhone



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Re: Apple Brings 'Plastic Butter Knife To A Gunfight' When It Comes To App Store Security
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 09, 2021 04:42PM
Mr. Friedman is not happy working at Apple and wants to spend more time at home with his family.

Not that he may be absolutely right, but he wasn't fond of the commute, either.





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