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Apple confirms unencrypted kernel intentional

TechCrunch has confirmed that Apple deliberately left iOS 10’s kernel unencrypted to help make it easier to spot security vulnerabilities and to speed up the OS:

“The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without compromising security,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.