Researchers Finds Thousands of iOS Apps Ignoring Security
A new report by Wandera shows that two in three iOS app developers are knowingly violating an Apple mandate to add end-to-end encryption to their applications. In an attempt to ensure the security of iOS apps, Apple has built the App Transport Security (ATS) feature into the Swift development platform. Even though ATS is turned on by default, Wandera found that the security feature has been switched off by developers in two out of every three apps.
The researchers think the most common reason for turning off ATS is a misguided concern over how the feature impacts performance. While the report focuses on consumer apps, the researchers suspect that many developers are also turning off ATS for enterprise apps.