iPhone 5s Gains Biometric Authentication via ‘Touch ID’ Home Button
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...]
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...]
Strong Security to Access a Mobile Device? It better be easy!
I read and commented on an interesting blog post by Craig Mathias of NetworkWorld related to stronger authentication to access your mobile device – he suggested possible physical factors such as tokens, smart cards etc communicating through some form of wireless protocol such as bluetooth, RFID or NFC. I think his intentions are in the [Read More...]