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February 29, 2012  7:35 PM

PhoneFactor Extends Multi-Factor Authentication to Android



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Android, iOS, mulitfactor authentication, PhoneFactor, smartphone

PhoneFactor today launched the Android version of its authentication app for smartphones and tablets. The PhoneFactor App was initially unveiled late last year for iPhones and iPads, adding a third method of securing account logins and...

July 10, 2011  10:42 AM

PDF Flaw Puts iOS Devices at Risk



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, flaw, iOS, iPad, iPhone, jailbreak, security risk

One of the persistent claims--in fact, a claim that I myself frequently make--is that iOS is a more secure mobile platform than the rival Android OS by virtue of Apple's closed environment. The walled garden and the app approval process offer some level of protection for iOS users, right? Well,...


March 7, 2011  5:59 PM

Chuckling Safely from Within the “Walled Garden”



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Android, Android Market, DroidDream, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Trojan app

Apple runs a tight ship. It is very particular about its hardware, and the user experience. It has stringent controls, and sometimes seemingly capricious or arbitrary guidelines restricting the types of apps that are allowed in the Apple App Store. Some might say it is controlling, or that Apple...


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