A close look at Apple's iMessage system shows the company could easily intercept communications on the service despite its assurances to the contrary, researchers claimed Thursday at a security conference.
Apple asserted in June, following disclosures about the NSA's data collection programs, that iMessage, which lets users send texts over Wi-Fi for free, is protected by end-to-end encryption that makes it impossible for Apple or anyone else to descramble the messages.
Microsoft officially announced plans for its rumored private government cloud service during a press and analyst briefing on its cloud momentum in San Francisco on October 7.
That government cloud service, codenamed "Fairfax," is a cloud offering for U.S. government customers specifically. (Fairfax, Virg., is the home of the General Services Administration, and close to other U.S. government agencies.)
Big data management both inside and outside the enterprise of 2020 will present life and death risks to both humans and organizations and make cybersecurity a constant concern for IT.
That message about the enterprise of the future came during the welcome address during the annual Gartner Symposium/ITExpo, going on this week.
Could a personal cloud compete with public services like Dropbox and Google Drive? That might just be the case with WD’s My Cloud line of drives, which offer huge amounts of storage for the price of a regular external hard drive. And yes, you’ll be able to access your files from anywhere.
Firms tend to block cloud services based on productivity concerns and less for security issues, according to data collected about the cloud services blocked by firms.
For most companies, blocking a cloud service like Netflix is a no brainer, as it saps both bandwidth and productivity.