Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Another BYOD threat: Free apps

Just what IT managers didn’t want to hear: There’s another reason to roll eyes at a bring-your-own device policy. Research presented at this week’s Black Hat security conference in Las Vegs suggests that even legitimate mobile apps staff have on their smart phones can still pose threats.

This story notes that 96 per cent of iOS apps and 84 per cent of Android apps have some ability to access sensitive information on the mobile device — mostly games, but also business, healthcare and finance apps.

Read the article to learn one possible solution.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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