Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Apple Memory Holes OCSP Preference

Apple, November 30, 2020:

In addition, over the the next year we will introduce several changes to our security checks:

  • A new encrypted protocol for Developer ID certificate revocation checks
  • Strong protections against server failure
  • A new preference for users to opt out of these security protections

In the September 26 version of that page, this whole section is gone (via Fred McCann).


Update (2023-10-09): Jeff Johnson:

I think the credit should go to this HN comment 5 days ago.

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Waiting for a changing of the guard at Apple, a new generation who sees the folly of the walled garden and works to open things up. NeXTSTEP - excuse me, Mac OS - is a phenomenal system that is hampered by Apple's ceaseless meddling.

I am, as ever, unsurprised by this. It's a privacy violation, unquestionably, but the privacy company would rather "forget" the whole incident than fix the problem and damage their egos. The brightest people in the room are always right. Always.

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