Those fancy entry locks with the touch-sensitive numeric keypads are so 2012. Kwikset's new Kevo deadbolt quizzes your iPhone to verify that you're authorized to enter, and then unlocks when you physically touch it.
Apps that don't support Apple's latest iOS device displays are on their way out, as are apps that haven't been updated to address a longstanding privacy concern. On Thursday, Apple informed iOS App developers that as of May 1, the App Store will stop accepting new apps or app updates that access a device's unique identifier or fail to support Retina devices and the iPhone 5.
Change in any industry involves conflict. Evolution and revolution in tech this year took place not only in the marketplace but also in the courtroom, the factory, and on the Web. Here are the top news stories of 2012 as selected by the editors of the IDG News Service.
If your company is like most, you've been wrestling carefully with the security protections necessary to manage demand for bring-your-own (BYO) computing policies. You may even work at Suncorp or one of the other organisations, that have embraced the idea as a way to reduce IT costs and boost employee satisfaction.
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Use Splunk to search, alert and report in real time on any user, network, system or application activity, configuration changes, and other IT data from one place.
Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.