• Bypassing Fingerprint Biometrics Nothing New

    So, Germany’s Chaos Computer Club — which weirdly sounds like an outcast AV group at someone’s high school — claims to have circumvented Apple’s new Touch ID fingerprint biometric sensor featured on the just-released iPhone 5s. This isn’t news. Sure, it’s new in relation to attacking the consumer-loved iPhone image. But the “hack” shown is more than 10 years old.

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  • 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 Atrix 4G in 2011. Referred

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  • 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 own BlackBerries, and so on.

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  • 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 used to provide app developers

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  • 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 own BlackBerries, and so on.

        in Mobility
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  • 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 used to provide app developers

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