Tag Archives: Apple

SSL Review: March 2014

March 13, 2014 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Here is a monthly SSL review of discussions about SSL (and possibly other digital certificates) from the last month. Entrust Identity ON discussed the following: Always-ON SSL Moving to TLS 1.2 Bogus SSL Certificates OCSP Stapling Apple SSL Bug CA Security Council discussed the following: Always-On SSL, Part II Ten Steps to Take If Your [Read More...]

Filed Under: Secure Browsing, SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged With: Apple, OCSP, SSL

Apple SSL Bug: Test Your Vulnerability, Fix Available Soon

February 24, 2014 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

On Friday, Feb. 21, Apple issued a security bulletin for iOS 7.0.6. There was not much detail in the bulletin, but it did state that the impact was “An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.” The problem is the result of a coding error where [Read More...]

Filed Under: Secure Browsing, SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged With: goto fail, iOS, OS X

iPhone 5s Gains Biometric Authentication via ‘Touch ID’ Home Button

September 10, 2013 by Entrust, Inc.     No Comments

Biometric security is once again moving to the forefront of mobile technology. During Apple’s unveiling of the new iPhone 5s today, one of the newest features is the introduction of a fingerprint reader to add consumer-level biometric authentication. It is the first major U.S.-based mobile manufacturer to incorporate a fingerprint scanner since Motorola released the [Read More...]

Filed Under: Identity Assurance, Mobility Tagged With: biometric, EW, iPhone

Android SSL Problems

November 1, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

There have been a lot of articles written recently about Android SSL problems for applications, which were recently reported by German university researchers.

Layered Security USING your Mobile Device

June 12, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

A natural extension to my last post, I find it interesting that most people intuitively see the need to secure mobile devices, applications and transactions, but they are likely unaware of the incredible power and convenience mobile devices present in terms of serving as a security device themselves. Increasingly, mobile devices are used for more [Read More...]

Security Hardening iPhones and iPads

April 12, 2012 by Jon Callas     No Comments

Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on April 12,  2012 to ComputerWorld UK’s Security Spotlight Blog. BYOD, or “Bring Your Own Device” is one of the IT trends that I’m sure you know about, if not by that name. Driven by the users themselves, who go out and get cool new kit — iOS, Android, their [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: BYOD, iOS, iPhone

Apple’s UDIDs – Rejected for App Developers?

March 29, 2012 by David Mahdi     No Comments

I recently read two interesting posts on this subject — one from GigaOM and another from Gartner’s Avivah Litan. Both posts talk about Apple’s recent rejections of apps using the UDID (unique identification number) on iPhones/iPads. The lead issue here is likely related to privacy. As the GigaOM posting pointed out, the UDID can be [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: App Store, Apple, Gartner

Easier, Better Identities on the Horizon

January 17, 2012 by Jon Callas     2 Comments

Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on January 17,  2012 to AVISIAN’s NFC News site . One of the most exciting things that will happen in the next year or two is the confluence of a few major trends. It’s exciting because, together, they promise to make security and identity better and more manageable than [Read More...]

Filed Under: Identity Assurance, Mobility Tagged With: Apple, BYOD, iOS

Near-Field Communication (NFC): What is it? Why Should You Care?

November 2, 2011 by David Mahdi     No Comments
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCWhat is NFC? According to Wikipedia, NFC — no, not the NFL’s National Football Conference — “allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other, usually by no more than a few centimeters.” Sounds [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: Bluetooth, Google, Microsoft

Remembering Steve Jobs

October 7, 2011 by Jon Callas     No Comments

Blog Master Note: Please note that Jon Callas refers to Steve Jobs as SJ throughout this post. This is how Steve Jobs was referred to by those inside Apple. I was out to dinner when the news came in last night that SJ died. It was a shock, but not a surprise. I expected him [Read More...]

Filed Under: General Tagged With: Steve Jobs