Last week we debated whether Apple’s decision to reduce user freedom on the iPad actually made it secure. (See Roundtable: Apple iPad and Security vs. Freedom.) This week we’re seeing more scrutiny of the state of iPad security.
Computerworld – iPad security for the enterprise still subject to debate: “Some analysts say that with tougher data protection laws, such as one that recently took effect in Massachusetts, the iPad deserves an F for security readiness for financial services companies and businesses in other federally regulated industries.”
CRN – The Dark Side Of The iPad: 8 Security Flaws. Besides the problems we mentioned, CRN notes that the iPad lacks a firewall or anti-virus software and has substandard encryption. ‘”(Encryption is) implemented in such a poor manner,” Hoffman, of SMobile Systems said. “It was as if it didn’t have any encryption.”
eEye Vice President Morey Haber – The Apple way of (in)security – “Tight hardware control and strict application policies reduce risk. So why doesn’t everybody take Apple’s approach to security?”