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Comment Re:It really is about security, not repair (Score 1) 381

The secure enclave might handle all those tasks, but crypto validation of the touch sensor might be done on the main bus. If that's the case, then they might be correcting a vulnerability whereby the CPU tells the secure enclave processor, "yes you can trust what this device says" even in the case of a swapped device that shouldn't be trusted, permitting unauthorized access to the crypto store.

Comment Re:It really is about security, not repair (Score 2) 381

I can only speculate, but this might be the more secure choice due to the way that the Touch ID module authenticates directly to the "Secure Enclave", but with the hardware signature verification taking place between the Touch ID module and the CPU. Total speculation though, I don't know the nitty gritty details of the security architecture. I'm disinclined to believe this is all just conspiratorial malice, however.

Comment Re:Just skip it. (Score 3, Insightful) 287

Plenty of research demonstrates that friendship cures loneliness whereas romance does not

I call BS. I don't sleep (and I mean actual sleep, not sex) with my friends, and that's one of the best parts about a relationship. Sounds like some researchers spiked their studies with narrow word definitions.

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