Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Need for Better Security on Smartphones

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is calling for people to use passwords on their smartphones. She points out that they already contain a lot of personal information (and often sensitive corporate information) that should be protected. Security on phones is very lax now, but the need for it is growing daily. Also, the pending movement into mobile payment systems will make smartphones much like wallets, with perhaps even greater risk.

Some experts say it is time that the manufacturers should be required to install mandatory password systems.Not an unreasonable proposition, given the security risks out there. Here's a write-up on the Commissioner's thoughts.

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