Secrets and Lies – Rob Napier

Security though obscurity is no security.” Well… sort of. The truth is much more complicated. Obfuscation is difficult, fragile, and a never ending battle. But sometimes it’s the only tool for the job, whether to protect a secret key or the integrity of your high-score list. In this session you’ll learn what attacks your app is already facing (whether you know it or not), the differences between cryptography, obfuscation, and steganography, and approachable ways you can use them to protect your users, your service, and your business.

 

About Rob Napier:

Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits. Before coming to Cocoa, he made his living sneaking into Chinese facilities in broad daylight. Later he became a Mac developer for Dell. It's not clear which was the stranger choice. He has a passion for the fiddly bits below the surface, like networking, performance, security, and text layout. He asks "but is it good Swift?" a lot.

@cocoaphony / robnapier.net

 

 

 

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