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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Verizon 2012 DBIR Challenge

Posted: March 28, 2012 – 10:30 am | Author: | Filed under: Cryptography, Fun and Games

Every year, Verizon Business publishes the Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). This year’s report analyzes of a cross-section of “855 incidents, 174 million compromised records” that have occurred over the past year. This was actually the eighth year they’ve produced the report, and it’s well worth the read. For me, it was especially worth the […]

Android MDM. Part I: Build Up

Posted: March 21, 2012 – 2:02 pm | Author: | Filed under: android, MDM, Mobile Device Management

We know that Android is popular, and recent polls show that Android is “winning” the race in sheer number of smartphones that are out there. Frequent readers will remember previous blog posts  on Apple’s MDM solutions where David Schuetz dives into some of the security concerns. But what about Android? It seems to be following the way of […]

Google Wallet coming for iOS?

Posted: March 15, 2012 – 11:42 am | Author: , and | Filed under: android, iOS, Mobile Security, NFC, RFID

Let’s start by saying this is no smoking gun, but a pretty interesting case of information leakage through an application. For our regular blog readers, you’ll know we’ve been looking into NFC based applications over the past year. The jewel of all NFC apps is easily Google Wallet and thus we’ve spent a large amount […]

Quick Look at Apple Configurator

Posted: March 9, 2012 – 1:08 pm | Author: | Filed under: iOS, Mobile Device Management, Mobile Security

Shortly after the iPad event on Wednesday, Apple released the free Apple Configurator application. It’s billed as a way to “set up new devices, and install enterprise apps,” but my main interest was in learning how it might interact with Mobile Device Management. So I upgraded my iTunes to 10.6, installed the application, and started […]

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