Protecting Security Information

Due to the sensitive nature of security information, Apple provides a method for you to:

  • Verify the authenticity of security notifications
  • Encrypt messages to send to Apple via product-security@apple.com

1. Obtain PGP

You can obtain a commercial or free trial version of PGP Desktop from PGP Corporation. Additionally, GnuPG is available as freeware.

2. Apple Product Security key

This is our PGP key which is valid until May 17, 2016
Key ID: 0xEE3A8EED
Key Type: RSA
Expires: 5/17/16
Key Size: 4096/4096
Fingerprint: B618 CCB4 1563 223B E985 15D5 1716 7CB4 EE3A 8EED
UserID: Apple Product Security
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Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.22 (Darwin)

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-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK——

The Apple PGP key has an operational life span of two years. When we generate a new key, it will be available from this web page. Our previous PGP keys are archived to facilitate the validation of previously-signed messages.

3. Check our PGP signature on mail messages and documents

Documents developed by the Apple Product Security team are signed with the Apple PGP key. We encourage you to check the signature to ensure that the document was indeed written by our staff and has not been changed.

Note for users of the security-announce mailing list:
Some mail programs cause changes to messages, resulting in an indication that the PGP signature is not good. Critical information will also be posted to our web site along with a PGP signature, providing you with a confirmation of authenticity.

4. Encrypting sensitive information

When sending sensitive security information by email, please encrypt it.