iPhone (in)security in the enterprise – Followup

Back in November I wrote a summary of several concerns we have about the iPhone in the enterprise. Four months later lets take a look at see what’s changed. One of the other guys at work took that list of concerns to our AT&T rep, who then took them to a unnamed, untitled Apple contact. …

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Zscaler protects against IE Zero Day

On Tuesday, as seems to be the custom, Microsoft released patches and announced a new zero day in Internet Explorer. MSKB 981374 is a remote code execution in IE6 and IE7. Who know that being on IE5 could ever be a good thing. The KB says Microsoft released details to venders in their Microsoft Active …

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Unicorn sighting

A few weeks ago my officemate posted to Facebook, I’ve just been told by two different Mac Geniuses that installing an antivirus software could actually make the Mac computer less secure. Unfortunately, both were phone conversations because I’m almost certain they were doing the Jedi mind trick hand motions.   As I read that, I figured …

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January Patches

After a fairly light December patching load, January took no prisoners. Microsoft’s patch Tuesday had just one patch, MS10-001. But they made up for that with an out of band update later in the month MS10-002. They also put out a bulletin warning about old flash installs. Adobe and Oracle piggybacked on patch Tuesday to …

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iPhone (in)security in the enterprise

Just when you thought you’d successfully killed it off, its back. The email from management who is getting pressure from the c levels asking why the iPhone isn’t supported. It comes in on schedule every two month. “iPhone version 3.1 has solved all the security problems, right?” Um, no. “There is now a Wolfram Alpha …

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iPhone and CIS Secure Config Guide

The Center for Internet Security released a secure configuration benchmark for the iPhone. SCMag touts this as a good thing “For the first time, enterprises can apply security configuration best practices to Apple iPhones being used by their employees.” I would argue that there are a couple things wrong with this statement. First it seems …

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Quicktime 7.6.2

Apple has released Quicktime 7.6.2 to deal with multiple security vulnerabilities. Their writeup is posted here. Hopefully they also fixed the issue in their MSI file that was preventing installs on a few computers. We extract Quicktime.msi from Apple’s installer in order to avoid having to deploy the Apple Software Updater to our computers.

More Mac Cheerleading from the Tech Media

eWeek has an article “Macs Rebound at RAND”. The funny thing is the article says that this big rebound is from Macs being 20% of all systems to 22% of all systems. In their 2000 user environment this means this article was written because of 40 new Macs. The article doesn’t get into what software …

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