iPhone Security Tips and Wall Mart

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"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore". Thanks, 'Howard Beal', character in Network - the movie. I'm really twisted because Tom Yager from InfoWorld blogged a piece called: Eight easy steps to iPhone security

And on release it got only 2.5 stars, out of a possible 5.0, with well more than 50 votes.

What is That about? Is Mr. Yager getting short sheeted because he is a respected Enterprise level IT geek talking about, (gasp!) a consumer device? Get real! As IT professionals, we must deal with that strange place known as the real world.

Can I criticize Mr. Yager's piece. Sure. Here ya go, Tom. I realize you are limited by both copy space and time. Of your 8 points on iPhone security, I'm going to fault you on tip #6:

6.Hide sensitive data in plain sight

Not that I am finding fault with your idea. On that, not bad, sir.

And you really didn't bring up the concept of security through obscurity.

Please let me flush out that thought. Security through obscurity as a solo defense = bad.

Security through obscurity in addition to other defenses = good.

Sure, Mr. Yager, you did have 7 other ideas, so security through obscurity, solo, was not your thoughts. And I must agree with you, "1. First and foremost, never, ever leave your iPhone unlocked."

You suggestion here is great. And you end your point 1 with, "Try it; it works."

I agree. And I am not quoting the idea here. Instead, I will link to your thoughts so every reader had a chance to read your other 7 ideas.

What you most likely didn't know, Mr Yager, is Wal-Mart is reported to be releasing a RAM starved iPhone, under $100. This came out about the same time you did that great piece on how-to really help secure an iPhone.

Sure, you talk to IT professionals. And Maybe, just maybe. I can help some consumers (even if they didn't come from Wal-Mart) take a peek at what you got to say.

If your not in the IT camp, trust me. Mr. Yager's piece is going to read like so much a language from another planet, you will only understand sentence structure. And please. Give the link to someone who 'does computers'. Depending on your needs, and their skill level, one or more ideas can be used.

And before you dismiss all the stuff, "1. First and foremost, never, ever leave your iPhone unlocked." His suggestions are simply put, great. And you don't have to be an IT geek to follow his suggestion.

To my fellow IT geeks. Please follow the link. Then get the word out. The iPhone you save means more time to do the work you are measured by. If iPhones are real at Wal Mart for less than $100, you will need his suggestions to have enough time to do your job.

http://snipurl.com/iphone_security [www_infoworld_com] /=Real iPhone Security Tips


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