Apple SSL Bug: Test Your Vulnerability, Fix Available Soon
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...]
Android SSL Problems
There have been a lot of articles written recently about Android SSL problems for applications, which were recently reported by German university researchers.
Security Hardening iPhones and iPads
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...]
Apple’s UDIDs – Rejected for App Developers?
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...]
Easier, Better Identities on the Horizon
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...]