For folks who are looking for a more intense security platform for their Google accounts (even more so than 2-factor authentication), Google has created a way to help keep your personal information away from thieves. It’s called Security Key, and it’s basically a physical USB key that instantly verifies your credentials without the need to input a passcode on your account.
We first heard about Google’s Security Key initiative back in October, and it looks like product will begin rolling out to more users over the next few weeks. Google has just announced that Google Drive for Work administrators will be able to deploy, monitor and manage the Security [...]
Speaking with Computer Business Review recently, Kaspersky – the current CEO of InfoWatch and former spouse of Eugene Kaspersky (yes, that Kaspersky, of Internet security solutions fame) – said that BYOD was nearly impossible to manage because there is no tool to support all devices and operating systems.
"I don't even think BYOD is a concept at all, honestly speaking,” said Kaspersky. “In my opinion, it's a mess that was given a beautiful name. It is an unregulated mess.”
(Worth reading: 7 smart steps to make BYOD work more effectively & Can anyone balance enterprise security with employee privacy?)
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The deal, which was announced today, will see AT&T offer phone and tablet customers the basic service for free although the premium package will also be offered at $2.99 a month.
(Worth reading: The free and easy guided to improving security on your Android tablet)
This news caps the latest in a line of exciting announcements for the San Francisco-based firm.
The company signed a deal with Samsung in April, raised a further $55 million in venture funding last month and also recently launched its first corporate product.
Citing people close to the heart of the issue, The Mail on Sunday reports that numerous iPads were used last week in a presentation by Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, only for these to be removed at the end of the meeting by security staff.
It is believed that this is a precautionary move to guard against international spying, as The Telegraph adds that China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran all have Trojan viruses that can turn iPads into microphones and transmitters – thus increasing the likelihood of government secrets being found out.
(Worth reading: Britain set to give new iPads to 650 MPs & British MPs get the go-ahead to use smartphones and [...]
Although there are few details as to new features or when it will be available, Jae Shin, VP of Samsung’s Knox Business Group says Knox 2.0 will offer more security features and work in more devices.
Knox is currently included with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet, which just became available last week in the U.S. The security layer is also being offered with some Galaxy S4 smartphones.
One example of what Knox offers is the creation of a secure boot so only authorized applications are on the device.