Tag Archives: BYOD

When Apps Act Like Gods: Your Apps Could Compromise Your Privacy

app-privacyPopular ride-sharing mobile application Uber was recently made to pay a $20,000 fine in New York, following a 14-month investigation into a 2014 incident that exposed information that included names and license numbers of over 50,000 present and former drivers. Uber Technologies, Inc., the billion-dollar startup behind the app, also received flak after it was found that the app could snoop on its riders’ locations without consent. Continue reading

CES 2016: Many More Reasons for a ‘Bring Your Own Wearables’ Policy

2016_01_CES2016 has barely started, and the world’s biggest technology show has already come to an end. Last week, all people and firms involved in the digital world were watching or – if possible – attending CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016, the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. As always, Las Vegas provided the backdrop as we got a tantalizing glimpse into the future. And like last year, much of the focus centered on the Internet of Things. From smart cars over Belgian drones to fridges becoming family hubs: the digital future promises to be extremely connected. Continue reading

As 600 million users are exposed to password hack, are your employee devices safe?

By Albert Kramer

Data-wissen-Trend-MicroBring Your Own Device (BYOD) has for the past few years been both a cause of sleepless nights for security bosses and a major flash point between the business and IT. To that we can now add wearable technology – smart watches, fitness trackers, head-mounted displays and the like which threaten to leak corporate data and expand the enterprise risk surface even further. IT consumerisation took another hit this month when research revealed that some of the most popular apps in the world have password brute force vulnerabilities, exposing as many as 600 million Android and iOS users. Continue reading