It’s Time For Apple To Open Up

We are big, big fans of collaboration. So of course, it caught our eye in this article as a necessity for keeping data safe.


Editor’s note: John Prisco is president and CEO of Triumfant.

The researchers at Lacoon Mobile Security identified the malicious software Xsser, capable of stealing text messages, photos, call logs, passwords and other data from iPhones and iPads. The discovery garnered international attention and rightfully so, as it is believed to be a product of the Chinese government targeted at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

This is not the first time the government has been accused of attempts to steal or spread misinformation, and it certainly won’t be the last. But political discourse aside, there are wide-reaching technological implications here  that are a little closer to home and it’s Apple that needs to listen.

Xsser is an example of what’s coming in terms of mobile malware. The whole concept of BYOD will turn into an unmitigated disaster unless mobile operating systems are protected. With Apple, you just don’t have enough access to apply that level…

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