There have been several reports this year indicating that many popular, free apps and a surprising number of the most popular paid apps – either Android or iOS – are not good at safeguarding sensitive information. From contacts to calendars, an amazingly high percentage of app developers don’t seem concerned with protecting your sensitive information.
Even so, there are apps that accidentally, spectacularly, and unexpectedly transmit your sensitive information. Take Tumblr (now part of Yahoo!) for example.
Not that long ago enterprise users did all of their computing work with PCs. Then, the small set of applications utilized each day was largely developed by a few, well-known vendors. Today’s mobile world is much different; there is a much larger set of less recognizable software developers who create mobile apps for enterprises.
I wonder if I am following the right crowd on Twitter? Last week, I was inundated with a superabundance of tweets about battling DNS Changer. Sources everywhere warned that if you didn’t take steps soon, you could lose access to the Internet on Monday July 9th (i.e., today). With so many folks tweeting, blogging, and writing articles about the evils of DNS Changer, one might suspect that it’s a really big problem out there on the Internet...
It’s no surprise that the use of mobile devices continues to accelerate. As adoption increases it’s been interesting to observe the evolution of mobile security threats.