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Is that used iPad actually stolen? Apple creates tool for would-be buyers to check

The tool will help prospective buyers of used iPhones and iPads to determine if the devices were lost or stolen

Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices

The program is related to an Android one that seeks to spy on activists, Lacoon Mobile Security said


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Fiberlink Wipes One Smartphone or Tablet Every Three Minutes

A study of 130,000 devices managed by Fiberlink’s MaaS360 showed that 450 mobile devices are wiped every day as part of a corporate security policies. That's about one device every three minutes.

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Is a Remote-Wipe Policy a Crude Approach to BYOD Security?

While the capability to remotely wipe data from lost or stolen mobile phones may help CIOs sleep at night, it may be an outdated approach to BYOD security.

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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How Virtualized Apps, Devices Power Franciscan Missionaries' Wellness Program

Bringing a wellness program run largely by home-based clinicians to employers in rural Louisiana required Franciscan Missionaries to answer some questions about accessing applications and sharing data. Having a centralized and...

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BYOD Twists and Turns Keep CIOs Off-Balance

Is BYOD coming to a crossroads? Workers don’t want to be tied to a cubicle and demand the freedom that comes with mobility. However, BYOD has come under fire due to privacy concerns, security measures that ruin the user experience,...

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The Internet of Things Brings Far-Reaching Security Threats

Bringing new devices online at home and in the enterprise raises a host of security concerns that will require a more hands-on CIO and an organizational rethinking.

Is Apple on Its Way to Being a Mobile Enterprise Player?

Apple's decision to team up with IBM is a watershed moment for enterprise mobility. What that means exactly remains to be seen. The only fairly certain assumption is that the partnership will bring more iPhones and iPads into the...

Security, Budgets Slow Mobility in Government

Officials at state and local agencies are slowly warming to a more mobile workforce, but telework remains the exception amid tight budgets and security concerns.

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The Internet of Things and Paradigm Shifting Hyperbole

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) changing everything? The IT industry has a penchant for identifying new paradigm shifting technologies every year. In this post I discuss IoT and offer some perspective on why it is the same as what...

Mobile Workers: ‘I Want My BlackBerry Back’

The leading smartphones weren't designed with business implications in mind. One of the results: When IT gets access to popular smartphones, it gets access to everything. These privacy concerns are leading many users to ask for their...

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Apple’s Partnership With IBM Leaves CIOs Hanging

CIOs have had little choice but to watch iPhones and iPads proliferate on their networks, even if securing and managing them is an IT headache. While the news of Apple and IBM joining forces in the mobile enterprise market grabbed...

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Microsoft Adopts 'Challenger' Mentality to Win Larger World of Connected Devices

Cheap devices and machine learning are just two of the ways Microsoft plans to stay relevant beyond PCs, the company said at its 2014 Windows Partner Conference.

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Samsung Says It Has No Plans to Nix Knox Platform

On Wednesday, a report from Forbes left some security experts scratching their heads, when a contributor for the publication reported that Samsung was throwing in the towel on the Knox platform.

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Gloves Come Off as BlackBerry Fires Back at Good Technology (UPDATED)

BlackBerry's latest "Fact Check" blog post claims Good Technology painted a misleading picture of the company in a recent white paper, and things are getting ugly between the two EMM providers.

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CIO Meets Mobile Challenges Head-on

Embracing the mobility that end-users demand sometimes means CIOs must cast aside best practices. The shift to smartphones and tablets means enterprises must change how they think about employees, competitors and risk. Here’s how the...

New Tools Let IT Admins Cut the Cord to Manage Mobile Users

The new version of MobileIron's management software gives mobility to IT administrators, and segments and segregates admin privileges.

BYOD Users Work Longer and Earlier

According to a recent survey, the average BYOD-carrying employee works an extra two hours and sends 20 more emails every day.

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